Blending advanced CGI, re-enactments, archival footage, forensic science, dramatic eyewitness accounts and expert testimony, we recreate in gripping detail the final moments behind some of the most calamitous disasters of modern time.
Seconds From Disaster reconstructs the events leading up to the Paddington rail collision in London, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and one of the world's worst industrial accidents, in Bhopal, India. Blending advanced CGI, re-enactments, archival footage, forensic science, dramatic eyewitness accounts and expert testimony, experience first-hand, the gripping details of the final moments behind some of the world's most chilling disasters.
Sun, 07 Aug 5.30pm
When enigmatic cult leader Reverend Jim Jones calls all his followers together in South America, the resulting tragedy becomes the largest mass murder-suicide of US citizens in history.
Sun, 14 Aug 5.30pm
After an inquiry that took four years, thousands of staff and millions of dollars, the investigation into the crash of Swissair Flight 111, and the 229 deaths it caused, reaches a shocking conclusion.
Sun, 21 Aug 5.30pm
The true story that inspired the film. What should have been a simple snatch and grab operation for the US Army in Somalia turns into a battle that kills 18 Rangers and around 1,000 Somali civilians.
Sun, 28 Aug 5.30pm
Just one day on Mount Everest saw the death of nine climbers, including New Zealand climbing veteran Rob Hall. Was it a fierce storm, extreme ambition or something else that caused their demise?
Sat, 13 Aug 5.30pm
When a Boeing 747 crashes into a remote mountain-side resulting in the deadliest single-aircraft accident in aviation history, investigators are baffled… until a devastating truth is revealed.
A commuter train is leaving one of Paris's busiest train stations when a runaway train slams into it, killing 56 people in France's worst train crash
Sun, 18 Sep 5.30pm
The use of the atomic bombs in World War II still excites controversy, particularly the necessity for the second bomb on Nagasaki. Could the war have been ended another way?
A lone gunman sets off an explosion in Oslo before slaughtering dozens of teenagers. In the bloody aftermath, officials must determine how and why this man caused one of Europe’s worst atrocities.
In the midst of the Falklands War, a low level bomb attack from Argentinian jets capsizes the HMS Coventry within 20 minutes – why did the ship fall so quickly?
The investigation into a RAF Chinook helicopter crash in Northern Ireland quickly ignited controversy. Was there really enough evidence to call it pilot error?
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