The Final Blow

Air Disasters: The Final Blow

Just minutes from Strasbourg Airport, an Airbus A320 crashes into a vast mountainous region. Before paramedics can search for survivors or investigators can search for answers, they must first find the plane. Witness how Air Inter Flight 148 became lost in the snowy forest of the Vosges Mountains and the alarming discoveries made once the wreckage was discovered. The findings reveal dangerous differences between the Airbus A320 and other passenger jets, leading to sweeping changes in pilot training and the cockpit console's design.

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Sabotaged by Autopilot

The high-tech autopilot system on board flight 148 should have made it an especially safe flight; but when they were only minutes from their destination, the computerized system drove them into a mountainside.