Air Crash Investigation

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Series 11 Episodes

Fight For Control

Episode 1: Fight For Control

When a propeller flies off and punctures their fuselage, pilots find their control column jammed. Running out of oxygen, they’re unable to steer and can only fly in a straight line out over the ocean.

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Friday, 28 November 6:30am
Monday, 1 December 6:30am
Monday, 1 December 4:30pm
Sunday, 14 December 1:30pm
Fire In The Hold

Episode 2: Fire In The Hold

The pilots of ValuJet Flight 592 to Atlanta hear screams of fire from the cabin. With flames burning through the floor and smoke filling the aircraft, there’s no escape from the burning inferno.

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Tuesday, 2 December 6:30am
Tuesday, 2 December 4:30pm
Typhoon Takeoff

Episode 3: Typhoon Takeoff

When a Singapore Airlines flight crashes during take-off in Taiwan, most blame the impending typhoon. Then tires marks on the runway lead investigators to a much darker conclusion.

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Wednesday, 3 December 6:30am
Wednesday, 3 December 4:30pm
Pushed To The Limit

Episode 4: Pushed To The Limit

When SilkAir Flight 185 crashed into the remote jungles of Indonesia, investigators first suspected mechanical failure – but the full story is more disturbing than anyone could have imagined.

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Thursday, 4 December 6:30am
Thursday, 4 December 4:30pm
Blind Landing

Episode 5: Blind Landing

The investigation into the deadly crash of TANS Peru Flight 204 is made exponentially harder when looters make off with the black box recorder. What caused the plane to literally drop out of the sky?

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Friday, 5 December 6:30am
Friday, 5 December 4:30pm
Grand Canyon Disaster

Episode 6: Grand Canyon Disaster

In 1956, a mid-air collision sends two planes crashing into the Grand Canyon. Armed only with the rudimentary tools of the time, investigators must determine what caused the crash.

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Monday, 8 December 6:30am
Monday, 8 December 4:30pm
America's Deadliest

Episode 7: America's Deadliest

Seconds after Flight 191 lifts off from Chicago, the left engine suddenly falls off and the plane crashes moments later. Why did one of the most popular planes in the sky break apart?

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Tuesday, 9 December 6:30am
Tuesday, 9 December 4:30pm
Fatal Fixation

Episode 8: Fatal Fixation

After United Airlines Flight 173 loses all four engines and crash-lands in Portland, Oregon, it's up to investigators to figure out how a landing gear problem could have brought down a plane.

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Thursday, 6 November 9:30pm
Friday, 7 November 4:30am
Wednesday, 10 December 6:30am
Wednesday, 10 December 4:30pm
Lokomotiv Hockey Team Disaster

Episode 9: Lokomotiv Hockey Team Disaster

A plane carrying one of Russia’s most popular hockey teams runs off the end of the tarmac and crashes into the Volga River, leaving investigators struggle to determine what went wrong.

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Thursday, 11 December 6:30am
Thursday, 11 December 4:30pm
Death Of The President

Episode 10: Death Of The President

Polish President Lech Kaczynski is killed after his plane crashes in heavy fog. At first it seems like pilot error is to blame, but investigators soon learn that there’s a lot more to this accident.

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Friday, 12 December 6:30am
Friday, 12 December 4:30pm
Friday, 19 December 6:30pm
Monday, 22 December 8:30am
Heading To Disaster

Episode 11: Heading To Disaster

As Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 climbs to cruising altitude, the plane spirals and crashes. Witnesses suspect terrorism, but the investigation comes to a very different and controversial conclusion.

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Monday, 15 December 6:30am
28 Seconds To Survive

Episode 12: 28 Seconds To Survive

After six minutes in the air, an alarm sounds on Santa Barbara Airlines Flight 518. Before the pilots can determine what’s wrong, the plane smashes into a mountaintop, killing all 46 people on board.

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Tuesday, 16 December 6:30am
Air France 447: Vanished

Episode 13: Air France 447: Vanished

The disappearance of Air France Flight 447 over the Atlantic Ocean launches one of the most difficult air crash investigations of all time that took nearly two years to solve.

Air France 447: Vanished

Episode 13: Air France 447: Vanished

The disappearance of Air France Flight 447 over the Atlantic Ocean launches one of the most difficult air crash investigations of all time that took nearly two years to solve.

Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:

Sunday, 26 October 12:30pm
Wednesday, 17 December 6:30am