Why Planes Crash

Watch Why Planes Crash

  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons

When you watch this program, you get to see a complete breakdown of how a plane crashes when it is in turmoil. You will see real computer simulations of some of the most famous plane crashes in history, and the commentator will explain how the plane went down. The show presents engineers and aviation experts who can show why planes crash, and you can learn what happens when planes are in the air. You will learn more about how planes work, and you will gain a greater respect for what pilots must do when they are behind the controls of the aircraft.

Why Planes Crash
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Crisis in the Cockpit
8. Crisis in the Cockpit
February 2, 2015
Before Crew Resource Management, the Captain was viewed as a god. But before the program was enacted, many planes crashed.
Fatal Flaws
7. Fatal Flaws
January 26, 2015
Three catastrophic accidents that led to major changes in the aviation industry.
Who's Flying
6. Who's Flying
January 19, 2015
Technology has made flying safer, but it can fail; these tragic crashes illustrate how automation can never replace the skills of a good pilot.
Chopper Down
5. Chopper Down
January 12, 2015
Helicopters are the choice vehicle for remote rescues and rapid responses, but they have their own set of dangers.
Sudden Impact
4. Sudden Impact
January 5, 2015
Investigations into airplane crashes caused when the pilots inexplicably collided with mountains.
Severe Weather
3. Severe Weather
December 29, 2014
Stories of airplanes and pilots who lost the battle with weather. A terrifying truth about weather is that thunderstorms, wind-shear and microbursts can bring down planes.
Brush With Death
2. Brush With Death
December 22, 2014
Plane-crash survivors recall their frightening experiences.
Crisis in the Sky
1. Crisis in the Sky
December 15, 2014
Season 2 begins with a look at cockpit communication and how it improved with the implementation of Crew Resource Management (CRM) in 1979. Before Crew Resource Management, the Captain was seen as a god, not to be challenged, even if crew members felt he was wrong. But before the program was enacted, many planes crashed.
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When you watch this program, you get to see a complete breakdown of how a plane crashes when it is in turmoil. You will see real computer simulations of some of the most famous plane crashes in history, and the commentator will explain how the plane went down. The show presents engineers and aviation experts who can show why planes crash, and you can learn what happens when planes are in the air. You will learn more about how planes work, and you will gain a greater respect for what pilots must do when they are behind the controls of the aircraft.

  • Premiere Date
    August 12, 2013