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Air Crash Investigation Season 5 Episodes

10 Episodes 2007 - 2008

Episode 1

Invisible Killer

Wed, May 7, 2008 60 mins

Examining the 1985 crash of Delta Airlines Flight 191 near Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, killing 137 people.

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Episode 2

Gimli Glider

Wed, May 14, 2008 60 mins

Engine failure aboard a passenger jet midway between Montreal and Edmonton prompts a pilot to land the plane on a runway he believes is abandoned.

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Episode 3

Behind Closed Doors

Wed, Apr 16, 2008 60 mins

An explosion blows a hole in the cabin of a DC-10, and investigators discover a design flaw in the plane's rear cargo door and recommend ways to fix it, but two years later, another DC-10 experiences the same problem.

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Episode 4

Fanning the Flames

Wed, May 21, 2008 60 mins

A plane en route to South Africa disappears in the Indian Ocean, and the recovery operation tries to determine if illegal weapons brought it down.

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Episode 5

Dead Weight

Wed, Apr 30, 2008 60 mins

A small commuter plane crashes moments after takeoff, and investigators uncover a series of errors.

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Episode 6

Southern Storm

Wed, Apr 23, 2008 60 mins

After Southern Airways Flight 242 enters a violent storm, the windshield shatters and both engines give out, forcing a landing on a highway in Georgia.

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Episode 7

Air India: Explosive Evidence

Wed, Apr 9, 2008 60 mins

Recalling a 1985 bombing on board Air India Flight 182 and how it led to security changes at airports.

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Episode 8

Mixed Signals

Wed, May 28, 2008 60 mins

An investigation into the fatal crash of Birgenair Flight 301.

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Episode 9

Fatal Distraction

Wed, Jun 4, 2008 60 mins

Pilots put a L-1011 jet on autopilot during a landing approach, but as they check the landing lights, the plane crashes.

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Episode 10

Phantom Strike

Wed, Jun 11, 2008 60 mins

The midair collision of a business jet and a Boeing 737 over the Amazon jungle is examined.

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