Examining a mudslide that swallows an entire neighborhood, a rocket that burst into flames just after takeoff, a commuter railroad line that had trains fly off tracks twice in just six months and a West Virginia coal-mine fire.
An airliner crashes at San Francisco International Airport; a massive explosion at a Kansas chemical plant; dangerous sinkholes across the U.S.; a fire on a cruise ship; a mega-tunnel in Seattle has repair problems.
A storm takes out nine Colorado dams; a train loaded with hazardous materials derails in New Jersey; a natural-gas line erupts and reduces a neighborhood to rubble; a cargo jet crashes seconds after takeoff in Afghanistan; a luxury cruise ship is wrecked on the rocks.
Investigations into a 72-car train crash, a large sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum, a roof collapse at the Minneapolis Metrodome and 33 miners trapped underground in Chile. Also, hydraulic failure on a JetBlue airliner.
Examining a crossing that was the site of two train-and-car collisions, a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair, a New York City explosion that leveled two buildings, a hole that opened up on an airliner at 36,000 feet, and a radioactive release in Japan.
Series about failed engineering designs begins with the examination into an explosion that killed 15 in a small Texas town. Also, a Washington bridge collapses sending cars into a river; two construction cranes in New York City fall from the sky; and a building demolition in Philadelphia goes wrong and kills people shopping next door.
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Premiered: September 3, 2007
Premise: The worst engineering designs in history are recalled.