Air Disasters

Air Disasters

Harrowing stories of tragedy and triumph are brought to life through official reports, transcripts and interviews with the pilots, air traffic controllers and lucky survivors of history's most terrifying crashes. Widely considered to be the safest form of travel, air transportation is still in its infancy and when midair calamity strikes, the results are often catastrophic. From the cockpit to the cabin, from the control room to the crash scene, we uncover just what went wrong.

Air Disasters: Under Pressure

On Nigeria Airways Flight 2120, the hydraulics system fails, the cabin fills with smoke, and flames grow in the wheel well. Will the pilots be able to safely land and save the lives of 247 passengers?

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