Watch Again

Air Disasters:

Was Flight 821 Brought Down by a 737 Design Flaw?

Watch More
back to video

»Lethal Limits

Was Flight 821 Brought Down by a 737 Design Flaw?

Short | 02:43

Investigators suspect that a design flaw in old 737s ? later fixed by Boeing ? may have caused the September 14, 2008 crash. But was it addressed in Aeroflot-Nord Flight 821?

On TV

More About This episode

Two Russian pilots with limited experience flying Boeing 737s attempt to land one in the middle of the night with both of the aircraft's engines operating at different power levels. The pairing of a new captain with an unproven first officer was enough to put passengers at risk, but there was one more factor at play that sealed the fate of Aeroflot Nord Flight 821. Witness the fatal crash that occurred minutes before landing, and follow the investigation that led to a call to completely overhaul Russia's aviation system.

Return to Video Page