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System Crash on the World's Largest Passenger Jet

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System Crash on the World's Largest Passenger Jet

Short | 03:57

When all of the systems suddenly shut down on this A380 plane, it's up to the captain to land the largest passenger jet in the world - while flying blind.

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Imagine being aboard a plane with a faulty landing gear and watching the drama unfold on the in-flight entertainment system. Or seeing one of your plane's engines explode mid-flight. When bad things happen on flights, pilots are on their own and passengers have few options other than hoping for the best... and recording the action. See their videos, captured in a moment of terror, and hear their stories as we investigate near air disasters caused by faulty equipment, and ask how these incidents could happen aboard today's state-of-the-art aircrafts.

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