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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.