Season 31, Episode 13 Crash of Flight 111

First Aired: February 17, 2004

“Disaster detectives” from Canada's Transportation Safety Board are followed as they piece together the reason why a Swissair flight from JFK to Geneva crashed off Nova Scotia in 1998, killing all 229 aboard. It turned out to be a fire started by faulty wiring, and what followed, seen here as the flight's final six minutes are re-created, is not easy to watch. And the program's assertion that few of the board's recommendations have been implemented is not easy to take.

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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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