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Shockwave was a documentary series that recalled and explained some of the most horrific and deadly accidents and natural disasters that were captured on camera. Shockwave gives an inside account of catastrophes and shows footage from horrific events such as the PEPCON chemical plant explosion, the Ramstein Air Disaster and many more accidents. Survivors of airplane crashes, tornadoes, earthquakes and deadly fires give interviews and describe the fear and panic that they experienced. Viewers see footage, photographs and hear first hand accounts in Shockwave.

Fridays at 9:00 pm on History Channel
1 Season, 33 Episodes
November 30, 2007
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Dilip Khatri, Jim Howe
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  • Clips include a family caught inside of a house fire; city workers find themselves caught below a wall of water at a dam; a helicopter stunt has a Mexican celebrity suffering a mishap; a small wooden boat is hit by steel fishing trawler; and a female drag racer is trapped inside her blazing car.

  • Watch as two men desperately try to rescue a young couple who are trapped in their wrecked vehicle which is now on fire. The first nuclear aircraft carrier in US History is on fire and about to blow while crewmen battle the blaze, then run for their lives as bombs explode from fighter planes parked on deck. Next a police helicopter in pursuit during a high-speed chase suddenly loses power and plummets--a cockpit camera catches the drama. Then England's worst flood in 400 years nearly washes away the town of Boscastle leaving residents on their rooftops pleading for help. While attempting to set a world land speed record a car racing at 250 mph across the famed salt flats flips and crashes. Finally, a stunt driver who wants to flip a burning bus with a dump truck winds up trapped in the burning cab of the flipped truck.

  • Shocking film clips include a stealth bomber crashes in Guam; a town in South Dakota is ravaged by a twister; a foundry in Tacoma Wash. explodes into flames. Also, a race car crash and a flood in England.

  • Clips include a fireman who was caught inside an explosion; a rogue lion terrorizing an African village; a top-secret aircraft crashes while on a rescue mission; a construction crew finds themselves caught under a pile of cinder blocks; and a skier is caught under snow.

  • An Army training exercise goes wrong at Fort Campbell when two Blackhawk helicopters slam into each other. Then, a recollection of one of the worst bank robberies on record where men in full body armor rob a bank and then have a shootout with the LAPD. A cameraman and reporter are at an unveiling of a new structure in Stockton, California, when a snapped cable sends them running for safety as the building collapses around them. Next, a policeman's dashboard camera catches a high speed chase as it comes to a crashing stop at a gas station causing the pumps to burst into flames. Finally, a para-glider lands in live power-lines with over 200 volts of electricity flowing through them.

  • Lo que comienza como un pacífico show aéreo termina en desastre cuando tres aviones chocan sobre Ramstein, Alemania y luego se estrellan en la pista de aterrizaje.

  • Watch as a plane that is out of fuel attempts to land but one of the wheels on its landing gear is stuck--a ground crew worker attempts to pull the wheel down manually. Terrified crowds run for cover when a rampaging circus elephant tramples his trainer and tears onto the streets of Honolulu. Then, a world renowned helicopter pilot takes a deadly plunge while performing at a Utah air-park. Next, a crane topples into a river while it is attempting to recover a bus that had gone over the side of a bridge--the bus is loaded with passengers. Finally, watch as a boat at the British Grand Prix flips and explodes with a camera in the cockpit filming it all.

  • Clips include a pig farm being destroyed by a tornado in Oklahoma, a deaf motorcyclist crashes into a parked car because he was unable to hear his friend's warning, a small plane crashes into Lake Pontiac in Michigan, a boy clings to life when he falls off a ski lift, and a freight train hits a fuel truck causing an explosion.

  • Clips include an explosion of a barge; a grandfather and his grandson are trapped a plane which catches fire while on the runway; terrorists take over the Iranian embassy in London and take hostages; a motorcycle crash, and an explosion in a nursery.

  • A couple out on a lake in Austin, Texas get too close to the dam and their boat is sucked in and swallowed under. With 16 Navy Seals on board, a marine helicopter catches its rear wheel in the steel netting on the edge of an aircraft carrier and crashes into the sea. Just weeks before 911, a parachutist's canopy becomes tangled on the torch of the Statue of Liberty and leaves him dangling hundreds of feet in the air. A man turns a Lincoln Continental into a rocket car and tries to jump over the St. Lawrence Seaway. Lastly, a professional surf photographer is caught in a killer wave, and captures a lot of underwater footage.

  • A camera in the cockpit of the plane of the most elite squad of the US Air Force is filming as it crashes into a fireball, and there is no sign of the pilot. Then watch as a skydiver's chute cord wraps around his instructors neck--they freefall with the instructor out cold. Disaster strikes as stuntman/daredevil Texas Jack Hondo performs his signature stunt while standing atop three sticks of dynamite. Next a man-made avalanche buries a reporter and his cameraman and two racing jet skis collide as they speed to the finish line. Finally a racecar crashes into a pileup on the track, explodes into flames, and all the fire extinguishers are out of foam.

  • Clips include a helicopter crash in Hawaii, an exploding gas tanker in Oklahoma, a raging current overturns a kayaker in France, a charity novelty race turns tragic and an accident involving a face car.

  • Film clips include an Air Force fighter plane which crashes into a residential area; an accident involving a hot air balloon; a crash of a motorcycle daredevil; a casino in Lake Tahoe, NV has a bomb explosion; and a skiing accident caught on camera.

  • Clips include a para-glider wearing a helmet cam when he is caught in an updraft and raises him to 3,000 feet before plummets him into a free falling death spin. Stunt man Spanky Spangler attempts a car jump of 220 feet, but comes crashing down in Firebird Lake, Arizona. Next, a military helicopter carrying reporters explodes while the cameras roll. An out of control speed boat goes airborne at 140 miles an hour, and a gas tanker explodes into an inferno and a firefighter falls into the scalding cauldron of gasoline.

  • Clips include a speedboat crashing; Garrett Bartlett free falling in an extreme skiing incident, a teen needing a rescue after being hit by an ultralight, and an injury from a skateboard accident.

  • Vea como un valiente técnico del escuadron de bombas se ve obligado a recoger una bomba cuando explota en su cara. Luego, el pantalón de un paracaidista se atasca en el tren de aterrizaje del avión y el queda colgando a 10 mil pies de altura.

  • Un piloto enano de autos choca, se vuelca y queda atrapado en el auto en llamas. Una mansión de 8 mil pies cuadrados desaparece en un hoyo en la tierra en San Francisco. Un instructor de vuelo cae sin control y el sistema de eyeccion no funciona.

  • What begins as a peaceful air show ends in disaster when three planes collide above Ramstein Germany then slam into the runway. Australian stunt driver Ray Bauman attempts a world record by launching a car off a ramp over 229 feet. He nearly goes the distance, but the car nose dives straight into the track from a height of sixty feet. Two years later he tries again. Next, a huge tanker loaded with 80 tons of crude oil breaks in half and erupts into a massive fireball in the Indian Ocean forcing crew members to scramble for the lives. A daredevil parachutist tries a death-defying stunt and takes a terrifying fall. Two window washers hang-on for dear life when their platform breaks loose from a building in downtown Denver. And, firefighters battle a wind-whipped blaze in an Oklahoma City hotel when suddenly a huge hunk of a burning roof collapses and a fireman is swallowed by 500-degree flames.

  • Una muchedumbre sorprendida observa a un auto chocar contra un riel a m'ás de 100 millas por hora, dejando inconsciente al conductor. Un motociclista de montaña trata de romper su propio récord descendiendo por un volc'án en Nicaragua.

  • A racer is trapped inside his burning car when he crashes and flips his midget car several times. Then, San Fransisco's hills sees an 8,000 square foot mansion sucked inside a sinkhole. An ejection seat fails when a flight instructor tries to teach a trainee how to recover from a violent spin. Plus, a 200 mph crash of a speedboat, a pregnant skydiver crashes in a parking lot, and a helicopter rescue team crashes, trapping it's six members underneath the wreckage.

  • Clips include an air show accident in Germany between three planes, a crash during a stunt driver's car jump, an explosion aboard an oil tanker, a parachutist falls to the ground, the collapse of a hotel's roof, and a rescue of a trapped window washer.

  • An exploding funny car stuns the crowd as the driver is knocked unconscious after hitting the rail at 100 mph while still careening down the track. A bike falls to pieces as a biker tries to break his record by riding down a volcano in Nicaragua. Also, a jet fighter slams into the Mediterranean, and a bridge operator mistakenly lowers a bridge onto a 15,000 ton freighter, ripping the top completely off. And, a monster wave unexpectedly knocks a couple into the ocean in Oahu.

  • Clips include a train filled with flammable, toxic chemicals burning in a crash, a paramedic hit by a speeding car during a crash at racing speedway. Also, a deep sea rescue, and a rocket explosion.

  • Finally, as the U.S.S. Kittyhawk takes part in war games off the coast of Japan, one fighter comes in to low and clips the ship's stern--the plane explodes and the pilot parachutes directly into the fire.

  • Listen to the incredible story of a crewman on an aircraft carrier who was sucked into a jet engine as it was getting ready to take off. Then will more than 500 passengers and crew of the aging cruise ship Oceanos fall victim to a vicious storm and 30-foot seas in the Indian Ocean? Watch as motorcycle Daredevil Ron Brown attempts to break the 200 mile an hour motorcycle land speed record, but a high speed wobble throws his bike off balance.

  • Witness one of the best stunt pilots in the world slam into the ground at 300 miles an hour and a massive oil tank explosion puts a firefighter on the frontline facedown in the flames. Next, residents of St. George Utah watch as a 3-foot-wide stream turns into a 300-foot-wide raging river that claims dozens of homes. Watch as the installation of a water tower in New Providence Iowa turns into the tower of terror as the crane collapses sending hundreds running for their lives.

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