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Air Emergency 

Mayday (original title)
Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.
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 Narrator / ... 133 episodes, 2003-2017


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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3 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Air Disasters  »

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1.33 : 1
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Season 7 of the show featured accidents involving 1,179 passengers and crew; resulting in 673 fatalities and 506 survivors. See more »


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Nice concept, poorly executed.
21 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

The concept of this show is brilliant. It is not intended for aviation geeks which I appreciate. My only problem is that the execution is poor most of the times; doesn't mean I won't watch it. The acting in the early seasons shouldn't be called acting. I have a problem with mistakes like an aircraft rotating when the pilot calls V1. Sound effects are awful most of the times. It's disappointing because you can get better sound effects using a simulator. I wish they did not voice act the CVR recordings and the ATC conversations, at least not in every episode. The show actually can help some people overcome their fear of flying. They show the aftermath of the accident and how findings prevent further accidents. The interviews are well made. I noticed that most of the time they show rare footage. It's also nice that they sometimes present incidents in which nobody got injured; if you don't already know the story and skip the show's annoying intro, it's nice when you find out that everyone came out alive. If you like aviation, you already know this show. If you fear flying, try it, it might help.

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