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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.