Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.
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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. Written by Sergio Ortega

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Over the course of seven seasons, the show has featured accidents with a grand total of 9,704 passengers and crew; 6,243 fatalities (including hijackers but not including people who died on the ground as a result of an accident); and 3,461 survivors. See more »

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13 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't get to see any of the episodes of this great show when it was in it's first run. The episodes I've seen were all in rerun on the National Geographic Channel. This is an amazing well done show. There aren't any well know stars in any of these episodes but the subject matter is so compelling that's a big part of the success. In the cases where there were survivors those people have inserts into the story to elaborate on the telling of the story. These shows are very gripping; you get drawn right into these stories. You find yourself pulling for people literally praying that their character will survive what ever is going to happen. I hope National Geographic will run this who series again on NAT GEO. It's high caliber entertainment.


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