Season 14, Episode 3 Why Planes Crash

First Aired: February 3, 1987

A report on plane crashes. It finds that the responsibility often lies in the cockpit. Among the air disasters examined are a 1972 Eastern crash in the Florida Everglades and a 1985 Delta plane that went down near Dallas. Also: courses offered by some airlines to enhance communication among crew members.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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