Mayday: Air Disasters
This series takes a detailed look at aviation disasters to discover what went wrong using actual recordings, reports, and eyewitness accounts.
S10:E01 - Cockpit Failure
Making a routine one-hour journey from Berlin, Crossair Flight 3597 is on its final approach to Zurich. It is one of the last planes scheduled to land before the airport shuts down for the night. But just minutes before landing the pilots cannot find the runway. They decide to abort the maneuver and apply full power to all four engines in order to get their jet to climb. But they are too late.
S10:E06 - Who’s in Control?
Arriving from Istanbul, Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 is on its final approach to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The crew is following instructions from the control tower that will line up their Boeing 737 with the runway. In the final seconds of the flight, however, the plane suddenly falls from the sky and crashes into a muddy field just north of the airport.