Crossair flight 498 crashes shortly after take-off from Zurich. The airplane was in good condition and the pilots had adequate training. Or did they? The investigation takes a dramatic turn when the cockpit voice recorder is retrieved.
After Air Florida flight 90 crashes on take-off from Washington D.C., it is not easy to find the cause of the accident. It turns out eventually that this was no accident but simple and deadly oversight.
American Airlines flight 587 drops out of the sky after take-off from JFK airport in New York and plunges into the Queens suburb. The investigators work hard to determine the cause of this tragedy only to find out that it originated in the cockpit after all.
They're called hurricane hunters, research scientists who head straight into killer storms to collect valuable data that will ultimately save lives. In 1989, however, it's the scientists' own lives that are in peril after they enter one of the most violent forces of nature of all time: Hurricane Hugo. Relive their harrowing battle against this category 5 monster and the efforts to keep NOAA 42 in the air as it's ripped apart by a raging storm growing stronger by the minute.
On the 27th November 2008, an aircraft on a post-maintenance test flight operating as XL Airways Germany Flight 888T crashes into the Mediterranean Sea off the French coast, killing all seven people on board. Improper cleaning maintenance allowed water to enter the aircraft's angle of attack sensors. At the flight's high altitude, the water froze and caused the sensors to stop working when the crew put the aircraft into a low-speed stall to test the stall warning system.
The biggest passenger jet in the world, the A380, suffers a catastrophic in-flight engine failure. With damaged flight controls and leaking fuel, can the crew return to the airport and land safely? And what happens if they do land the overweight and leaking jet?