Season 26, Episode 17 Escape: Because Accidents Happen - Plane Crash

First Aired: February 17, 1999

A flight attendant's account of an emergency landing in Iowa in 1989 highlights Part 3 of the four-part series "Escape: Because Accidents Happen." Included: how parachutes and ejection seats have saved lives of military pilots; commercial airline safety features.

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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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