Air Disasters

Sundays, 8:00 PM ET on Smithsonian Channel

60 minutes

Harrowing stories of tragedy and triumph are brought to life through official reports, transcripts and interviews with the pilots, air traffic controllers and lucky survivors of history's most terrifying crashes. Reairing/Rebranding of the Canadian show 'Mayday' (See the SideReel page 'Mayday')

Sundays, 8:00 PM ET on Smithsonian Channel

60 minutes

Harrowing stories of tragedy and triumph are brought to life through official reports, transcripts and interviews with the pilots, air traffic controllers and lucky survivors of history's most terrifying crashes. Reairing/Rebranding of the Canadian show 'Mayday' (See the SideReel page 'Mayday')

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Aug 23, 2018: Smithsonian renewed Air Disasters for Season 11!

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s14e4 No Control
January 26, 2020
Some of aviation's worst disasters involved the world's most advanced passenger planes. Often, the calamities are caused by a breakdown in trust between the pilots and their highly automated aircraft, turning the cockpit into a struggle of pilot versus machine. Investigate three crashes where experienced pilots lost control of their high-tech planes, including a commercial jet crash that went down at an air show, an Airbus A320 flight test gone wrong, and a modern airliner that dropped from the sky and slammed into the Atlantic.
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Watch Air Disasters Season 14 Episode 3 - Hero Pilots

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s14e3 Hero Pilots
January 19, 2020
An airliner leaving LaGuardia Airport in New York is crippled after flying through a flock of birds. A Canadian flight crew faces disaster when their Boeing 767 loses power and becomes a very large and heavy glider. A violent thunderstorm wreaks havoc on a Boeing 737 flying over the Gulf of Mexico. These three crises would have led to fatal accidents if it weren't for the heroic efforts of the pilots in the cockpit. Witness some of the most remarkable landings in the history of commercial aviation and meet the pilots who pulled them off.
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Watch Air Disasters Season 1 Episode 1 - Invisible Killers

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s1e1 Invisible Killers
May 15, 2011
A routine landing goes wrong when Delta Airlines Flight 191 is slammed by an invisible force.
Season Premiere
Watch Air Disasters Season 12 Episode 8 - Deadly-Go-Round
s12e8 Deadly-Go-Round
March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019
Deadly-Go-Round
Watch Air Disasters Season 12 Episode 9 - Dead of Winter
s12e9 Dead of Winter
April 7, 2019
April 7, 2019
Dead of Winter
Watch Air Disasters Season 12 Episode 10 - Deadly Space
s12e10 Deadly Space
September 1, 2019
September 1, 2019
Deadly Space
Season Finale
Watch Air Disasters Season 13 Episode 1 - Deadly Descent
s13e1 Deadly Descent
September 8, 2019
September 8, 2019
Deadly Descent
Season Premiere
Watch Air Disasters Season 13 Episode 2 - Death Race
s13e2 Death Race
September 15, 2019
September 15, 2019
Death Race
Watch Air Disasters Season 13 Episode 3 - Fatal Approach
s13e3 Fatal Approach
September 22, 2019
September 22, 2019
Fatal Approach
Watch Air Disasters Season 13 Episode 4 - Borderline Tactics
s13e4 Borderline Tactics
September 29, 2019
September 29, 2019
Borderline Tactics
Watch Air Disasters Season 13 Episode 5 - Deadly Pitch
s13e5 Deadly Pitch
October 6, 2019
October 6, 2019
Deadly Pitch
Watch Air Disasters Season 13 Episode 6 - Fatal Climb
s13e6 Fatal Climb
October 13, 2019
October 13, 2019
Fatal Climb
Watch Air Disasters Season 13 Episode 7 - Runway Runoff
s13e7 Runway Runoff
October 20, 2019
October 20, 2019
Runway Runoff
Watch Air Disasters Season 13 Episode 8 - Lethal Limits
s13e8 Lethal Limits
October 27, 2019
October 27, 2019
Lethal Limits
Watch Air Disasters Season 13 Episode 9 - Soccer Tragedy
s13e9 Soccer Tragedy
November 3, 2019
November 3, 2019
Soccer Tragedy
Watch Air Disasters Season 13 Episode 10 - Slam Dunk
s13e10 Slam Dunk
November 10, 2019
November 10, 2019
Slam Dunk
Season Finale
Watch Air Disasters Season 14 Episode 1 - Communication Breakdown
Season Premiere
Watch Air Disasters Season 14 Episode 2 - Fatal Friction
s14e2 Fatal Friction
January 12, 2020
January 12, 2020
Fatal Friction
Watch Air Disasters Season 14 Episode 3 - Hero Pilots
s14e3 Hero Pilots
January 19, 2020
January 19, 2020
Hero Pilots
Watch Air Disasters Season 14 Episode 4 - No Control
s14e4 No Control
January 26, 2020
January 26, 2020
No Control

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