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As seen on National Geographic Channel as “Air Emergency”
Hold on to your seat! Each episode of this white-knuckled, thrilling series features a detailed re-enactment of a real-life air emergency. Using cockpit voice recorders and air traffic control transcripts, as well as eyewitness accounts and interviews with aviation experts, Mayday: Air Disasters provides an exciting and compelling look at the critical moments before, during and after these catastrophes and near-misses.
Includes Six Gripping Episodes:
“Unlocking Disaster” – At an altitude of 33,000 feet, the cargo door of Flight 811 opens, ripping a huge hole in the 747 and taking out five rows of seats and nine passengers.
“Racing the Storm” – At the height of thunderstorm season in Arkansas, American Airlines 1420 slips off a wet runway, down an embankment and breaks apart.
“Fire on Board” – The pilot of Swissair Flight 111 smells smoke in the cockpit. Minutes later, fire and complete electrical failure cause the MD11 to crash into the Atlantic.
“Flying Blind” – As Aeroperu Flight 603 takes off from Lima, its airspeed and altitude indicators jam. The flight crew is flying blind and heading for disaster.
“Cutting Corners” – Shortly after Air Alaska Flight 261 takes off, the stabilizer malfunctions. The pilots struggle to control the nose-diving plane before it crashes into the ocean.
“Flying on Empty” – An Air Transat Airbus runs out of fuel over the Atlantic and has to glide to a power-free landing, narrowly avoiding catastrophe.
Excellent recreation of actual in flight emergencies; one of the best things I've seen on this subject. Buy it; it's a great value. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Roland Behny
Mayday: Air Disasters is exactly as described and expected. No doubt most people here have seen at least one episode on television so no need to go into details about the content... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Keith H.
Again another one of the mayday series that keeps one on the chair to watch till the end. Very well done.Published 11 months ago by LAW
Very good movie for those who cherish aviation safety; it brings to light how something seemingly insignificant has ended in tragety ! Some of these were surely miracles ! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mike Alfa
Great REAL information on airline disasters and the causes. Very informative, especially for any aviation buff!Published 14 months ago by pdrblb
It has six episodes and they are all true stories, this film is so fantastic I bought for my special friends as gifts for Christmas. All keep you at the edge of your seat. Read morePublished 17 months ago by J.C.