Mayday Air Disasters

Mayday Air Disasters

Statistically, traveling by airplane is safer than driving and other forms of transportation, but when something goes wrong during a flight, it can be catastrophic with potentially hundreds of lives at stake. This series examines some of the world's worst air disasters, using official reports, transcripts and interviews with people involved to tell the stories of midair mishaps and discover what went wrong in each case.

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Great series. Very topical with all that's going on with Boeing. Loving these doc series.

EmmaP1980
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2 months ago

Well-documented series. I can't imagine the horror survivors and victims must have felt moments before impact. (I didn't understand why the pilot in S1:E6 was charged with criminal negligence. He reported the faulty fuel gauge, but it wasn't his fault the mechanics replaced it with the wrong one. Should he have been responsible for checking to make sure the part was the correct one?) Would like to see more episodes, particularly those where the pilots were able to troubleshoot and course-correct in mid-air and/or land relatively safely despite engine/mechanical failure. Curious to also know whether there have been any advances to try and make ditching less dangerous.

BelleAbeille
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2 months ago

Wow. Really interesting. Would love more seasons

Tenley15
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3 months ago

Thought Air Disasters was so interesting.was very well done.

Tennygirl
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3 months ago

Loved it. Got sucked in and watch all the episodes over the weekend. I don't love to fly, but this series actually made me a bit more assured that a lot needs to go wrong for a disaster to happen. Would love to see more.

EmmaP1980
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3 months ago