Seconds from Disaster

Whether it involves an everyday train journey, an international flight or a climbing expedition, every disaster has its cause, but few understand the chain of events that trigger them. Explore intriguing investigations into some of the world's most famous headline-grabbing catastrophes. "Seconds from Disaster" features in-depth reconstructions and astonishing insights into some truly momentous moments of misfortune.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom National Geographic Channel (2004 - now)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 20:30 (60 min)
Status: To Be Determined
Show Type: Documentary

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Chinook Helicopter Crash

Episode 6x10; Jan 7, 2013

On June 2, 1994, a Royal Air Force Boeing Chinook helicopter crashes on the Mull of Kintyre, on the west coast of Scotland. The initial investigation cites pilot error as the cause, but several more investigations take place over the next 17 years be

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
6x10: Chinook Helicopter CrashJan 7, 2013
6x09: Sinking the CoventryDec 24, 2012
6x08: Nagasaki - The Forgotten BombDec 17, 2012
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