Major real-life air disasters are depicted in this TV series. Each episode features a detailed dramatized reconstruction of the incident based on cockpit voice recorders and air traffic control transcripts, as well as eyewitnesses recounts and interviews with aviation experts. Sometimes, interviews with investigators who dealt with the disaster or even actual footage are featured.
In Canada, where the series originated, the show is called 'Mayday'. In the US it is 'Air Emergency'. Everywhere else it is called 'Air Crash Investigation'.
|5/16/2014||Qantas 32: Titanic In The Sky|
On 4 November 2010, the pilots of Qantas Flight 32 were forced to deal with a series of failures when an explosion tore apart an engine on their A380.
|5/9/2014||Getting Out Alive|
This special looked at how people survive aviation accidents, in part with demonstrations at the Czech Aviation Training Centre.
Experts investigate why XL Airways German Flight 888T spiralled into the Mediterranean sea in 2008. What deadly flaw was the Airbus hiding?
|4/25/2014||Terror In Paradise|
Experts investigate an unexpected explanation for the fatal crash of Air Moorea Flight 1121 when they hear its pilot's anguished cry on the cockpit voice recorder.
|4/18/2014||Massacre Over The Mediterranean|
In 1980, Itavia Flight 870 exploded over the sea. After 30 years of investigations, experts finally reveal the truth behind the mysterious disaster