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  • Episode 1: Hanging By A Thread

  • Passengers on a Hawaiian island air hop see the roof and walls of the cabin rip off, only seat belts separate them from the ocean. Blasted by 500 kph winds and choking on frigid air, will the pilot be able to land the plane?

  • Episode 2: Attack Over Baghdad

  • A French journalist realizes that the Iraqi terrorist she is interviewing ordered a ground-to-air missile attack. She watches in shock as a DHL plane on a mail drop becomes the first civilian plane shot during the war.

  • Episode 3: Out Of Control

  • After 30 minutes of wrestling an unresponsive steering system, JAL flight 123 crashes into Mt. Osutaka. Images & testimony illustrate errors committed & lessons learned from the single worst aircraft accident in history.

  • Episode 4: Suicide Attack

  • A FedEx flight is climbing out of Memphis when an off-duty flight engineer storms the cockpit, bashing the crew, intent on taking over the plane. The co-pilot fights back using his remaining weapons - the plane & manoeuvres.

  • Episode 5: Bomb On Board

  • Bomb On Board: An explosion jolts PAL flight 434 after a terrorist sneaks bomb ingredients past security and assembles the bomb onboard.

  • Episode 6: Mistaken Identity

  • The USS Vincennes is a billion-dollar cruiser with Aegis weapons capable of tracking over 100 targets at a time. When an unidentified plane approaches mid battle, operators mistake the commercial flight for an enemy jet.

  • Episode 7: Helicopter Down

  • To tap oil reserves in the North Sea, workers travel by helicopter over treacherous waters to reach their remote drilling platforms. When a chopper is struck by lightning & ditched, 8 people squeeze onto an evacuation raft.

  • Episode 8: EgyptAir 990

  • The co-pilot is alone in the cockpit as the plane dives so fast that the passenger's cabin is weightless. The aircraft plunges into another dive & disappears from radar. Investigators clash on the cause creating controversy.

  • Episode 9: Kid In The Cockpit

  • May I turn this? asks the Aeroflot captain's 15 year old son. Moments later, the plane is in a corkscrew dive quadrupling the force of gravity. Investigators uncover glaring failures in mechanics & the pilot's judgment.

  • Episode 9: Kid In The Cockpit

  • May I turn this? asks the Aeroflot captain's 15 year old son. Moments later, the plane is in a corkscrew dive quadrupling the force of gravity. Investigators uncover glaring failures in mechanics & the pilot's judgment.

  • Episode 13: African Hijack

  • November, 1996, three men storm the cockpit of Ethiopian Airlines flight 961 & demand that the pilot head to Australia. He tries to explain that they don't have enough fuel but when he can't convince them, he tricks them.

  • Episode 13: African Hijack

  • November, 1996, three men storm the cockpit of Ethiopian Airlines flight 961 & demand that the pilot head to Australia. He tries to explain that they don't have enough fuel but when he can't convince them, he tricks them.

About the Show

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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