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: Impossible Landing

The unthinkable happens when, halfway through its journey from Denver to Chicago, United Airlines Flight 232 is rocked by an explosion. Without a tail engine or any flight controls, will the crew land safely and save the 296 people on board?

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