AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS
CRASH OF THE CENTURY
March 27, 1977 – At 2:00 in the afternoon a thick fog rolled into the usually quiet Los Rodeos Airport in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. On the runway sat two fully loaded jumbo airliners, blanketed in fog. A bomb explosion at a nearby airport had re-directed air traffic to the undermanned airfield at Tenerife. Within three hours, a KLM 747 slams into a taxiing PAM 747, killing 583 people. The planes never left the ground.
FIRST AIRED: 2006-08-13
CONCORDE (AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 4590)
GETTING OUT ALIVE
This special looked at how people survive aviation accidents, in part with demonstrations at the Czech Airlines Training Centre.It provided case studies on the following flight: - Asiana Airlines Flight 214 - Air France Flight 358 - Reeve Aleutian Airways Flight 8 - Air Canada Flight 797 - US Airways Flight 1549
FIRST AIRED: 2014-05-09