Recalling the July 2002 Quecreek mine rescue in Somerset County, Pa., in which nine coal miners were stranded underground for more than 70 hours after millions of gallons of water from an abandoned mine flooded the area where they were working.
A look at a hostage crisis in which 11 members of the Royal Irish Regiment were abducted on Aug. 25, 2000, in Sierra Leone by a band of rebels called the “West Side Boys,” and the subsequent rescue mission by the British military.
Apollo 13 crew members James Lovell and Fred Haise discuss their ill-fated trip to space and the emergency return to Earth after an onboard explosion disabled the ship two days after its April 11, 1970, launch.
Former U.S. Air Force pilot Scott O'Grady recalls his six-day struggle to survive in Bosnia after his F-16 was shot down on June 2, 1995, by a Serb missile while he was patrolling a NATO imposed no-fly zone.
Recalling a Feb. 28, 1997, L.A. bank robbery and the subsequent shoot-out between police and two notorious criminals dubbed the “High Incident Bandits.” It was “one of the most violent gun battles in modern police history,” says narrator Rufus Jones. Both gunmen were killed and 15 people were injured, including 10 police officers.