Minutes before they’re scheduled to land in Zurich, the pilots of a routine passenger flight can’t find the runway. They abort and power up the engines in order to climb. But they are too late.
Episode 2: The Heathrow Enigma
Minutes before it lands at Heathrow, an aircraft is inexplicably crippled by double engine failure and falls from the sky. Incredibly, everyone survives. But can investigators find what went wrong?
Episode 3: Pilot Betrayed
Despite being de-iced twice for winter conditions, both engines fail in a plane departing Stockholm. It falls 3000 feet and breaks in three but everyone survives. What crippled a near-new jetliner?
Episode 4: Dead Tired
On approach to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, Flight 3407 suddenly loses altitude and crashes into a suburban home. It is the worst crash in the US in more than seven years. Investigators must determine what went wrong.
Next Showing on National Geographic Channel:
Friday, 28 March 5:30pm
Episode 5: Hudson River Runway
When Captain Sullenberger takes off from New York’s La Guardia Airport in 2009 and collides with a flock of birds, he makes an heroic emergency landing on the Hudson River, saving all 155 passengers.
Episode 6: Who's In Control?
Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 crashes into a muddy field just north of Istanbul’s airport, killing nine people. Investigators must determine what brought down one of the world’s most popular passenger jets.