Season 2

Season 2 originally aired in 2005 and consists of 6 episodes all dealing with aviation. There were a total of 319 fatalities in this season.

 Episode 1 |  Episode 2 |  Episode 3 |  Episode 4 |   Episode 5 |  Episode 6  

Episode 1 - Blow Out

  • On 10 June 1990, on British Airways Flight 5390 the cockpit window blew out, sucking the captain partially through the hole. A member of the cabin crew clung to the pilot's legs as the co-pilot completed an emergency landing. The captain was found to be still alive after being outside the cockpit for 21 minutes. The blow out was caused by a maintenance worker installing the incorrect sized screws during maintenance work.
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Episode 2 - Wounded Bird

  • On 21 August 1995, the left-side engine on Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 partly tore itself from its mounting creating drag which caused the aircraft to fall out of the sky killing nine people. A propeller, damaged by metal fatigue, caused the engine to be partly torn from its mounting.
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Episode 3 - The Killing Machine

  • On 24 December 1994, Air France Flight 8969 was hijacked on the ground at Algiers Airport. The terrorists demanded the aircraft be allowed to depart for Paris so they could crash the aircraft into the Eiffel Tower, but since they did not know how to fly the aircraft and Algerian Army refused to give them a pilot they were unable to carry out their plans. Instead, over two days they killed three passengers. The aircraft was then cleared to take off but the crew diverted to Marseille Provence Airport. The Hostage rescue team of the French Gendarmerie stormed the aircraft and after a gun battle in the cabin the hijackers were killed and everyone else was evacuated.
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Episode 4 - Deadly Crossroads

  • On 1 July 2002, the Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 collided with the DHL Flight 611 in German airspace near Ûberlingin. Flight 2937 was destroyed instantly and Flight 611 crashed shortly afterwards, killing all 71 people in the two aircraft. The crew of Flight 611 followed the TCAS instructions to initiate a descent while the crew of Flight 2937 listened to the air traffic controller over their TCAS and initiated a descent as well. The air traffic controller was killed later by the father of one of the families onboard the passenger plane.
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Episode 5 - Lost

  • On 20 December 1995, American Airlines Flight 965 headed for Cali, Colombia. The crew was asked if they would like to do a straight-in approach to Cali. The pilots agreed and inadvertently removed the waypoints from the flight plan in their Flight management system (FMS), causing them to become unsure of their exact position. Their mistakes caused them to crash into a 9,000 foot mountain near Buga. Only four passengers survived.
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Episode 6 - Missing Over New York

  • On 25 January 1990, Avianca Flight 52 was delayed numerous times, causing the aircraft to run out of fuel and crash, killing 73 people.
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