Air Crash Investigation

Flying is one of the safest forms of transport. But what happens when tragedy strikes? From human error and accidents to mechanical faults and design flaws, the success of aviation history is punctuated with disaster and catastrophe. It's rare, but it does happen. Follow experts as they determine what went wrong and work out how to prevent these horrific tragedies from happening again. Examine the wrecks and official records, and hear from eyewitnesses, passengers and aviation experts as we reconstruct some of the most tragic disasters in aviation history. Air Crash Investigation looks at what went wrong and how future disasters can be averted.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom National Geographic Channel (2003 - now)
Schedule: Thursdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary

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Also known as:
  • Air Emergency (United States United States)
  • Air Disasters (United States United States)
  • Mayday Air Disasters (United Kingdom United Kingdom)
  • Mayday (Canada Canada)
  • Air Crash Investigations (Australia Australia)
  • Mayday! Desastres Aéreos (Brazil Brazil)
  • Undersøgelse af flystyrt (Denmark Denmark)
  • Dangers dans le ciel (France France)
  • Mayday - Alarm im Cockpit (Germany Germany)
  • Mayday (Greece Greece)
  • Légikatasztrófák (Hungary Hungary)
  • Flyhavarikommisjonen (Norway Norway)
  • Podniebny horror (Poland Poland)
  • Расследования авиакатастроф (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
  • Mayday: catástrofes aéreas (Spain Spain)
  • Uçak Kazasi Raporu (Turkey Turkey)
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