Aircrash Confidential

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Aircrash Confidential
Also known as Air Crash Confidential
Genre Documentary / Docudrama
Directed by Nick Davidson
Narrated by Steven Mackintosh
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 6 [1][2]
Executive producer(s) Matthew Barret
Producer(s) Season 1: Episodes #1 and #6 Nick Davidson
#2, #3 and #4 Chris Lethbridge
#5 Harry Hewland
Editor(s) Stephen Prince
Roy Gilbert
Location(s) Britain
Camera setup Andrey Kurochikin
Running time 50 minutes
Production company(s) WMR Productions
IMG Entertainment
Distributor MMXI World Media Rights Limited
Original network Discovery Channel
Original release 17 January 2011 (2011-01-17) – present [3][4]

Aircrash Confidential (also known as Air Crash Confidential) is a television series produced by WMR Productions and IMG Entertainment. The programme investigates air-disasters from around the world. Aircrash Confidential currently airs on the Discovery Channel in the United Kingdom and on Discovery Australia (in Australia).


As of 18 May 2012, a total of twelve episodes over two seasons of Aircrash Confidential have aired. The episodes listed include disasters on a specific subject. The state of the show suggests that it has finished.

Season 1[edit]

# Title Original air date
1 "Pilot Error" 17 January 2011
Disasters included: Kegworth air disaster, American Airlines Flight 587, British European Airways Flight 548, Qantas Flight 72 and Air France Flight 447.
2 "Engineering Error" TBA
Disasters included: Trans World Airlines Flight 800, American Airlines Flight 191, Turkish Airlines Flight 981 and British Airways Flight 38.
3 "Terrorism" TBA
Disasters included: Pan Am Flight 103, Air India Flight 182, American Airlines Flight 63, Northwest Airlines Flight 253, Ramzi Yousef (Philippine Airlines Flight 434) and Airport Security.
4 "Collisions" TBA
Disasters included: Tenerife airport disaster, 1986 Cerritos mid-air collision, 1976 Zagreb mid-air collision and 2002 Überlingen mid-air collision.
5 "Fire on Board" TBA
Disasters included: China Airlines Flight 120, British Airtours Flight 28M, Air Canada Flight 797 and Swissair Flight 111.
6 "Extreme Weather" TBA
Disasters included: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash, Air Florida Flight 90, LANSA Flight 508 and Air France Flight 358.

Season 2[edit]

Season 2 aired from February and March 2012.[3][5]

# Title Original air date
1 "Autopilot Error" 20 February 2012
Disasters included: Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, Birgenair Flight 301 and a Qantas Boeing 737 Incident.
2 "737 Tail Fin Mystery" TBA
Disasters included: United Airlines Flight 585, USAir Flight 427 and Eastwind Airlines Flight 517.
3 "Pilot Fatigue" 27 February 2012
Disasters included: Air India Express Flight 812, Corporate Airlines Flight 5966 and Colgan Air Flight 3407.
4 "Systems Failure" TBA
Disasters included: Qantas Flight 32, United Airlines Flight 232 and XL Airways Germany Flight 888T
5 "Maintenance Failure" 15 March 2012
Disasters included: Southwest Airlines Flight 812, Japan Air Lines Flight 123 and British Airways Flight 5390
6 "Take-off" 18 March 2012
Disasters included: Spanair Flight 5022, Emirates Flight 407 and 2011 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl air disaster

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Aircrash Confidential | Programme guide". Radio Times. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  2. ^ " - Want to start a website?". Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  3. ^ a b Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Aircrash Confidential: Series Info". Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  5. ^ Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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