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Mayday

Mayday

2003
3 Seasons
14+
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Major real-life air disasters are depicted in this series. Each episode features a detailed dramatized reconstruction of the incident based on cockpit voice recorders and air traffic control transcripts, as well as eyewitnesses recounts and interviews with aviation experts.
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Episodes

  • Invisible Killer (Delta Air Lines Flight 191)

    1. Invisible Killer (Delta Air Lines Flight 191)

    In the summer of 1985, a Delta 191 aircraft was diverted away from a thunderstorm, only to be struck by winds and plummet to the ground.

    44m 51s

  • Gimli Glider (Air Canada Flight 143)

    2. Gimli Glider (Air Canada Flight 143)

    A Boeing 767-200 jet, Air Canada Flight 143, ran completely out of fuel about halfway through its flight from Montreal to Edmonton.

    44m 54s

  • Behind Closed Doors (American Airlines Flight 96 and Turkish Airlines Flight 981)

    3. Behind Closed Doors (American Airlines Flight 96 and Turkish Airlines Flight 981)

    When an explosion blasts a hole in the fuselage of a DC-10 airliner, the investigators discover a serious design flaw in the cargo door.

    44m 53s

  • Fanning the Flames (South African Airways Flight 295)

    4. Fanning the Flames (South African Airways Flight 295)

    South African Airways Flight 295 starts filling with smoke over the Indian Ocean as a fire has erupted in the rear main level cargo area.

    44m 52s

  • Dead Weight (Air Midwest Flight 5481)

    5. Dead Weight (Air Midwest Flight 5481)

    A commuter plane crashes shortly after take-off, killing everyone onboard, and overweight passengers may have been the cause.

    44m 51s

  • Southern Storm (Southern Airways Flight 242)

    6. Southern Storm (Southern Airways Flight 242)

    In 1977, a plane was caught in a storm so severe that it cracked the cockpit windscreen.

    44m 54s

  • Explosive Evidence (Air India Flight 182)

    7. Explosive Evidence (Air India Flight 182)

    Air India Flight 182 flying over the Ireland coast exploded in mid-air killing all 329 on board due to a bomb on board.

    44m 52s

  • Mixed Signals (Birgenair Flight 301)

    8. Mixed Signals (Birgenair Flight 301)

    Birgenair Flight 301 is scheduled to fly from Puerto Plata to Frankfurt, however, the captain finds that his ASI is not reading properly.

    44m 52s

  • Fatal Distraction (Eastern Airlines Flight 401)

    9. Fatal Distraction (Eastern Airlines Flight 401)

    A Lockheed L-1011 Tristar operating Eastern Airlines Flight 401 to Miami crashes as the crew is distracted by a faulty landing gear light.

    44m 53s

  • Phantom Strike (Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907)

    10. Phantom Strike (Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907)

    A Gol Transportes Aéreos Boeing 737 and a brand-new Embraer Legacy jet collide in mid-air over the Amazon.

    44m 55s

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