Mayday

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  • TV-14
  • 2004
  • 12 Seasons
  • 8.8  (4,140)

This docuseries examines aviation accidents using interviews with survivors and air crash experts, cockpit data and voice recordings, and computer reconstructions of the catastrophic events. The series debuted on the Discovery Channel Canada and the National Geographic Channel in 2003.

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Vanished
13. Vanished
August 31, 2014
On 1 June 2009, Air France Flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean after an aerodynamic stall killing all 216 passengers and 12 aircrew, the worst crash of an A330.
28 Seconds to Survive
12. 28 Seconds to Survive
August 24, 2014
On 21 February 2008, Santa B'árbara Airlines Flight 518 was operating as a scheduled domestic flight from Mérida, Venezuela to Caracas when it crashed into the side of a mountain shortly after takeoff. All 43 passengers and 3 crew members aboard the plane died.
Heading to Disaster
11. Heading to Disaster
May 3, 2014
On 25 January 2010, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 an international scheduled passenger plane en route to Addis Ababa plunged into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after takeoff from Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport during a thunderstorm, killing all 90 people on board.
Focused on Failure
10. Focused on Failure
July 27, 2014
On 28 December 1978, United Airlines Flight 173 ran out of fuel after a landing gear problem. The DC-8 circled in the vicinity of Portland and crashed in a sparsely populated area near 158th and East Burnside Street, killing 10 and seriously injuring 24 of the 189 on board. According to the NTSB, the flight crew failed to check the fuel state causing the DC-8 to crash.
Air Disasters: Hockey Team Tragedy
9. Air Disasters: Hockey Team Tragedy
August 3, 2014
On 7 September 2011, a Yakovlev Yak-42D carrying the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl professional ice hockey team crashed on take-off at the Volga River, near Yaroslavl, Russia. Out of the 45 occupants only two survived. Five days later one of the survivors (Alexander Galimov) died, succumbing to his injuries.
Death of the President
7. Death of the President
August 10, 2014
On April 10, 2010, in limited visibility, a Tupolev Tu-154M carrying the Polish president Lech Kaczyński his wife Maria Kaczyńska and other top officials, crashed on final approach to Smolensk North Airport. All 96 occupants on board were killed. The cause of the crash was pilot error.
Blind Landing
5. Blind Landing
 
August 23, 2005 a flight in Peru landed in a swamp 4 miles off the airfield.
Pushed to the Limit
4. Pushed to the Limit
August 24, 2012
December 19, 1997 a flight on it's way to Singapore crashed into the Musi River.
Caution to the Wind
3. Caution to the Wind
 
In Singapore - a flight collided with construction equipment on takeoff.
Fire in the Hold
2. Fire in the Hold
August 10, 2012
Valujet Flight 592 crashed into the Florida Everglades 10 minutes after impact.
Fight for Control
1. Fight for Control
 
Reeve Aleutian Airways Flight 8's propeller caused an explosion and loss of control
Mayday
Mayday

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Description

This docuseries examines aviation accidents using interviews with survivors and air crash experts, cockpit data and voice recordings, and computer reconstructions of the catastrophic events. The series debuted on the Discovery Channel Canada and the National Geographic Channel in 2003.

Mayday is a series that is currently running and has 12 seasons (110 episodes). The series first aired on January 6, 2004.

Where to Watch Mayday

Mayday is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mayday on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Google Play.

  • Premiere Date
    January 6, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (4,140)