En route to Dallas from Orlando, a private Learjet carrying pro golf legend Payne Stewart goes rogue. Air traffic controllers are unable to reach the crew, and as the plane continues its unplanned trajectory, it's obvious that something has gone terribly wrong.
It is September 11th, 2001, and shortly after taking off from Washington DC, hijackers storm the cockpit of American Airlines Flight 77 and fly the plane into the Pentagon. The symbol of US military might is in flames.
On 27 March 1977, two Boeing 747 passenger aircraft crash on the runway of Los Rodeos Airport on the Spanish island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. With a total of 583 fatalities, the crash is the deadliest accident in aviation history.
When China Airlines Flight 120 catches fire after touching down in Japan, the disaster leaves an international team of investigators with troubling questions.
When Proteus Airlines Flight 706 suddenly explodes after deviating from their flight path, investigators turn to a local journalist who from a nearby plane captures the scene as the wreckage falls from the sky.
When Continental Express Flight 2286 plunges into the frozen wilderness just a few miles from the runway, it’s up to investigators to figure out what went wrong, leading to a shocking conclusion.
On 24 March 2015, suicidal co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately locked his Captain out of the cockpit and initiated a purposeful descent of Germanwings Flight 9525 resulting in the death of 150 people when the plane hit a mountain at 700km per hour.
On 16 January 2002, as Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 approached its destination, it encountered severe thunderstorms resulting in a flameout in both engines and electrical failure. Unable to even transmit a mayday, the pilots had no option but to ditch the plane into a shallow river.
On 28 December 2014 Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 departed Indonesia for Singapore with 162 people on board. An hour later, after requesting permission to deviate from their route to avoid thunderstorms, all communication with the plane was lost.
On 29 April 2013, a National Airlines cargo flight operating between the British military base in Afghanistan and Dubai crashed moments after a refuelling stop killing all crew onboard.
Every time a plane crashes, the world takes notice. And so do the experts whose job it is to figure out what happened. Air Crash Investigation Season 15 uncovers the truth behind the most legendary aviation disasters, and every episode features eyewitness accounts, captivating re-enactments, state-of-the-art CGI, and interviews with the investigators.
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