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Release Date:
3 September 2003 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses. Full summary »
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Stephen Bogaert ... Narrator / ... (103 episodes, 2003-2014)
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Series Directed by
George D'Amato (13 episodes, 2007-2013)
Su Rynard (12 episodes, 2008-2014)
James Hyslop (10 episodes, 2008-2013)
Tim Wolochatiuk (8 episodes, 2004-2014)
Karl Jason (8 episodes, 2005-2012)
Ian Robertson (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
Michael Sinyi (6 episodes, 2010-2014)
Phil Comeau (4 episodes, 2004-2006)
P.J. Naworynski (4 episodes, 2008-2014)
John LaRose (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Trevor Cornish (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Gary Lang (2 episodes, 2003-2012)
Jim Donovan (2 episodes, 2005-2012)
Michael Douglas (2 episodes, 2005-2007)
Andy Webb (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rodney Gibbons (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Michael Barnes (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Larry Bambrick (12 episodes, 2006-2011)
Carl Knutson (11 episodes, 2006-2014)
Mike Sheehan (10 episodes, 2005-2014)
Bernard Vaillot (9 episodes, 2003-2013)
Greg Gransden (9 episodes, 2005-2013)
Andre Barro (8 episodes, 2009-2013)
Armen Kazazian (8 episodes, 2010-2013)
Christopher Blow (6 episodes, 2008-2012)
Alex Bystram (5 episodes, 2008-2011)
Gary Lang (4 episodes, 2003-2014)
Andrew Weir (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Greg Beer (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Brian D. Young (3 episodes, 2013)
Phil Comeau (2 episodes, 2004)
David Bedard (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tim Conrad (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dave Bene (2 episodes, 2008)
Doug Crosbie (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
John LaRose (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Michael Sheehan (2 episodes, 2014)

Series Produced by
Jesús Montero .... voiceover producer (54 episodes, 2008-2014)
Dean Perlmutter .... line producer / production executive (52 episodes, 2003-2009)
Larry Bambrick .... executive producer / series producer / ... (42 episodes, 2005-2009)
Suzanne Chapman .... production executive (32 episodes, 2011-2013)
Alex Bystram .... executive producer / series producer / ... (21 episodes, 2008-2014)
Bruce Glawson .... production executive / production executive: Discovery Channel Canada (13 episodes, 2006-2008)
Glen Salzman .... co-executive producer / co-producer / ... (12 episodes, 2003-2009)
Andre Barro .... executive producer / producer (11 episodes, 2003-2006)
John Vandervelde .... co-executive producer / co-producer / ... (11 episodes, 2004-2009)
Alix MacDonald .... series producer / story editor (9 episodes, 2012-2014)
Léon G. Arcand .... supervising producer (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
Katherine Buck .... co-executive producer / producer (7 episodes, 2003-2009)
Bernard Vaillot .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
David Darlow .... series producer / consulting producer / ... (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Sherri Rufh .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Lana Pitkin .... line producer (6 episodes, 2008-2013)
Jenny Apostal .... executive producer / supervising producer (5 episodes, 2003-2006)
Kathryn Buck .... co-executive producer / co-producer (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
Bryn Higgins .... co-executive producer / co-producer / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
David Barlow .... executive producer / series producer (4 episodes, 2004-2006)
Char Serwa .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dominique Dreyer .... line producer (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Michel Rager .... supervising producer (3 episodes, 2004)
Simon Lloyd .... executive producer / producer (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Marianna Yarovskaya .... field producer / producer (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Greg Lanning .... executive producer / series producer (2 episodes, 2003-2008)
Tom Parkhouse .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)

Tracy Cohen .... research producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Anthony Rozankovic (111 episodes, 2003-2014)
Christian Fabre-Dit-Garrus (3 episodes, 2003)
Simon Cloquet (3 episodes, 2005)
Benoît Jarlan (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Cinematography by
James Griffith (16 episodes, 2008-2014)
Mark Caswell (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
D. Gregor Hagey (8 episodes, 2006-2010)
Marcus Elliott (5 episodes, 2006-2011)
Damir I. Chytil (4 episodes, 2006-2008)
Stan Barua (3 episodes, 2012)
Russell Gienapp (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
John M. Tran (2 episodes, 2006)
Jordan Lynn (2 episodes, 2013)

Anton Van Rooyen (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Lorenzo Massa (22 episodes, 2004-2014)
Barry McMann (16 episodes, 2010-2014)
Eric Marapin (8 episodes, 2003-2007)
Dan Hawkes (6 episodes, 2008-2014)
Sharon Zupancic (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Vidal Béïque (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Eric Gold (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Bruce Annis (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Eric Goddard (2 episodes, 2006)
Gad Reichman (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
Daniel Sadler (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Denis F. Takacs (2 episodes, 2009-2010)

Gregory Fine (unknown episodes)
Bob Woodward (unknown episodes)
Chris Wright (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Millie Tom (11 episodes, 2005-2013)
Crystal Kramer (8 episodes, 2003-2009)
Roisin McGilly (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Paul Jackson (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Production Design by
Ricardo Barcelo (18 episodes, 2004-2013)
 
Series Art Direction by
Robert Cuthbertson (34 episodes, 2010-2013)
Gregory Davies (6 episodes, 2006-2008)
Derek Walker (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Maria Kennedy (4 episodes, 2004)
Julia Wille (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Fred Nock (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume Design by
Charlotte Hashem (15 episodes, 2006-2008)
Melissa Stewart (7 episodes, 2009)
Kim Harkness (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Ashley Wood (4 episodes, 2008-2011)
Sheila Fitzpatrick (3 episodes, 2006-2008)
Carloes Francis (2 episodes, 2004)
Jennifer Kelly (2 episodes, 2004)

Lerelynne Phillips (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Omar Roessler .... key makeup artist / makeup artist (86 episodes, 2006-2014)
Randy Daudlin .... makeup artist / hair stylist (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jessica Fulmer .... assistant makeup artist (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Daniel Lee .... key makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (3 episodes, 2005)
Ting Fang Liu .... assistant makeup artist / hair stylist / ... (3 episodes, 2005)

Tina Therrios .... special makeup effects assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
André Déry .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
John B. Ford .... executive in charge of production (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tara Elwood .... production manager (3 episodes, 2003)
Anne Samson .... post-production manager / post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 2004)
Isabelle Bourduas .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lana Pitkin .... production manager (2 episodes, 2007-2011)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Robertson .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Emily Kulasa .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
Karl Jason .... first assistant director / second unit director (3 episodes, 2004)
Alan McKenna .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael Sinyi .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Adam Santangelo .... third assistant director (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
Laura Sitter .... props / on-set props (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
Fred Nock .... assistant art director / art department assistant / ... (6 episodes, 2005-2008)
Gordon Bryant .... graphic designer / 2D key animator (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kelly Anastasiou .... assistant art director (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Boris Masip .... assistant art director (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ian Robson .... carpenter (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Anya Shor .... art department assistant / props / ... (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Maria Kennedy .... assistant art director (4 episodes, 2004)
Kathleen Ayer .... assistant art director (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Patrick Gauthier .... property master (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
John Kennedy .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Julia Wille .... props / property master (3 episodes, 2004)
Heidi Böhme .... assistant art director / carpenter (2 episodes, 2004)
Greg Stewart .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2004)
Alex Motley .... art department assistant / assistant art director (2 episodes, 2006)
Andrew Morton .... set dresser (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Brian Eimer .... sound re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor (81 episodes, 2003-2013)
Kuba Psuty .... sound recordist (46 episodes, 2007-2013)
Josh Vamos .... voice recordist / dialogue editor (38 episodes, 2010-2014)
J.R. Fountain .... sound re-recording mixer / sound editor / ... (20 episodes, 2006-2008)
Jean-Pierre Bissonnette .... sound mixer (10 episodes, 2003-2006)
Frank Scheuring .... sound post-production (9 episodes, 2003-2007)
Adrian Tucker .... sound (8 episodes, 2003-2008)
Benoît Dame .... sound editor (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Niall David Collins .... sound assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Colin Campbell .... sound editor: Images in Sound (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Valentin Pricop .... sound (3 episodes, 2006)
Christian Vignal .... sound (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Special Effects by
Max Macdonald .... special effects supervisor (8 episodes, 2004-2009)
Melinda Ramsay .... special effects assistant / special effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Karl Heinz Brown .... special effects assistant (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Matthew Scott .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2009)
Michael Meurawsky .... special effects assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jean-Sébastien Savard .... visual effects supervisor (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Philippe Langlois .... visual effects artist / digital effects artist / ... (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Eric Normandin .... digital artist (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Andrew Szerszen .... digital effects supervisor (11 episodes, 2003-2007)
Yuval Levy .... visual effects director (10 episodes, 2008)
Hili Tsarfati .... vfx designer (10 episodes, 2008)
Luc Sanfaçon .... visual effects artist (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
Antoine Gagné .... I/O supervisor: Big Bang FX (8 episodes, 2006)
Paul Saint-Hilaire .... flame artist: Big Bang FX (8 episodes, 2006)
Olivier Emery .... visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2004)

Sebastien Veilleux .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Dimitri Pavlakos .... stunt actor (1 episode, 2005)
Robert C. Shannon .... dive safety: second unit / underwater stunts: marine division (1 episode, 2006)
Susana Baker .... stunts (1 episode, 2009)
Stephanie Fonceca .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2012)

Valentin Nedialkov .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Stepan Sivko .... gaffer (36 episodes, 2011-2014)
Josh Pelham .... gaffer / grip / ... (9 episodes, 2003-2006)
Yoan Cart .... lighting cameraman / camera operator (9 episodes, 2003-2005)
Robert Barton-Taylor .... gaffer / grip / ... (9 episodes, 2004-2006)
Ian Watson .... still photographer (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Peter Fraser .... grip / key grip (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Garth Archibald .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Damir I. Chytil .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Michael Preuss .... grip (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael Preuse .... grip (2 episodes, 2004)
Eric Oh .... Steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Greg Farrow .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2006)
Russell Gienapp .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2006)
Kevin Hall .... camera trainee / second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2008)
Matthew Watts .... best boy (2 episodes, 2011)

Maurice Jordan .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
C. Kim Miles .... cinematographer: Vancouver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Gordon Bryant .... 2D key animator (13 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Stewart .... assistant costume designer (19 episodes, 2006-2008)
Adrienne Tyson .... costume design assistant / wardrobe assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jozef Karoly .... on-line editor / colorist (47 episodes, 2007-2014)
Martin Nault .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2003-2006)
France Nault .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 2003-2006)
Vincent Gosselin .... post-production assistant / post-production coordinator / ... (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Joseph Bohbot .... colorist / on-line editor (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Greg Demers .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Katherine Lisi .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lester Lubuguin .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Greg Connors .... colorist (2 episodes, 2003)
Patrick J. Clune .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Other crew
Sherri Rufh .... head of production administration (59 episodes, 2003-2013)
Dean Perlmutter .... production executive (40 episodes, 2003-2008)
Brian Barret Collins .... production assistant (35 episodes, 2008-2012)
Andrew Weir .... head of factuals / head of features / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2006)
Craig Williams .... location manager (10 episodes, 2008)
Liliane Benezra .... production accountant / accountant (9 episodes, 2003-2006)
Claire Benoit .... business affairs / legal / ... (9 episodes, 2003-2006)
Aislinn Mosher .... publicist (9 episodes, 2003-2006)
Shauna Jaeger .... assistant to head of production (9 episodes, 2006-2007)
Katina Katadotis .... publicist (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
Andrew Porporino .... chief financial officer / finance (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
Lisa Stamm .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
Noel Toche .... business affairs coordinator / business and legal / ... (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
Virginia Abramovich .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2003)
Michele Houle .... archive researcher / researcher / ... (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Louis Taylor .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jono Nemethy .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Bonnie Corey .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2009)
Alix MacDonald .... story editor (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Huguette Parent .... production accountant (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
France Bourgoin .... production accountant / accountant (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Erik Jenkevice .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rick Gass .... consultant (4 episodes, 2004-2005)
Stephanie Kerridge .... craft service (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Heather Moran .... vice president (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Sydney Suissa .... executive vice president / vice president (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Maggs .... researcher (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
John Scott .... pilot consultant / consultant (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Grant Rindress .... director of finance (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Geoffrey Guiot .... supervisor (2 episodes, 2004)
Denise O'Brien .... archive researcher (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jeff Sturge .... researcher / interview coordinator (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Geoff Daniels .... senior vice president / vice president (2 episodes, 2005)
Lara Berry .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Darren J. Biro .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Christopher Blow .... researcher (2 episodes, 2006)
Nancy Irlanda-Tanjuatco .... researcher (2 episodes, 2006)
Rob Manson .... location / location manager (2 episodes, 2006)
Gillian Müller .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Emily Roe .... interview coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)
Rajo Zakic .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Kris Finnigan .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)

Dave Tommasini .... helicopter pilot (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Jim Brokaw .... thanks (1 episode, 2005)
Robin Spry .... dedicatee (1 episode, 2005)
Steve C. Bradley .... thanks (1 episode, 2006)
Ralph Carrabs .... thanks (1 episode, 2006)
Steve Gallagher .... thanks (1 episode, 2006)
Gail Dunham .... special thanks (1 episode)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mayday" - Canada (original title)
"Air Disasters" - USA (syndication title)
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Runtime:
Canada:60 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:PG | Norway:A (TV rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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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Referenced in Alan Partridge (2013)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Worth watching but can be irritating, 20 April 2012
Author: purkaeus from Australia

A must watch for all interested in aircraft and air safety. However, it is not without its flaws.

The quality of reenactments varies from decent to awful, but they seem to have improved in later episodes. Aircraft sound effects and take off cockpit drills are generally pretty boring, sometimes just plain wrong, and could do with improvement.

Unlike Black Box, an air crash programme from the 1990s, actual cockpit voice recordings are never used; the reenactments often sound rather different to the real thing.

The narrator will often be heard asking questions like "How could a state of the art xxxx aircraft crash?" etc, which can get a little annoying after awhile. Owing to widespread abuse on this programme, the term "State of the art" is pretty meaningless. Furthermore, "state of the art" does not mean "impossible to crash", as evidenced by the fact that new episodes continue to be made.

Also annoying is the delicate manner in which aircraft manufacturers are handled. With a few exceptions, criticism of manufacturers seems to be carefully sidestepped. Aircraft fans might not like my saying this, but praise for aircraft manufacturers and their designs, particularly Boeing, is all too frequent. Just because they are a market leader does not mean their products are the safest permitted by the current level of technological advancement. Manufacturers and their products are highly fallible, as anyone who has looked beyond the detail given in this programme would know.

NTSB bureaucrats really get to blow their trumpet on this show, too.

Perhaps I have been too harsh a judge of this show. With all its faults, I still enjoy watching it.

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