• Air date: 10 Jan '22 10 episodes
      Revealing the dark truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time, Mayday investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why. Based on cockpit voice recorders, accident reports and eyewitness accounts, every episode also features interviews, state-of-the-art CGI and gripping reenactments.
  • List of Episodes (10)
    • 1. Pacific Plunge (Alaska Airlines Flight 261)

      10 Jan '22
      When Alaska Airlines Flight 261 suddenly nosedives into the Pacific, investigators uncover a critical maintenance issue with deadly implications.
    • 2. Terror Over Michigan (TWA Flight 841)

      17 Jan '22
      After a Boeing 727’s near-fatal nosedive over Michigan, investigators risk their own lives to determine why TWA Flight 841 fell out of the sky.
    • 3. Stealth Bomber Down

      24 Jan '22
      When a two-billion-dollar Stealth Bomber crashes in Guam, it’s up to the US Air Force to investigate the most expensive aviation accident of all time.
    • 4. Double Trouble (Trans-Air Service Flight 671)

      31 Jan '22
      Rocked by an explosion that rips both right wing engines off the wing, the pilots of Transair 671 manage a miraculous landing at a French military airfield.
    • 5. Holding Pattern (Flydubai Flight 981)

      Flydubai Flight 981 nosedives into the runway at Russia’s Rostov airport. And investigators uncover one of the most lethal traps in aviation.
    • 6. Peril Over Portugal (Martinair Flight 495)

      A Martinair flight crashes in Portugal amid thunderstorms and heavy rain, and when investigators piece together the evidence the mystery only deepens.
    • 7. Tree Strike Terror (American Airlines Flight 1572)

      Facing a severe thunderstorm and a control tower shutdown, American Airlines 1572 suffers double-engine failure on final approach into Windsor Locks Airport in Connecticut.
    • 8. Pitch Black (Air Illinois Flight 710)

      An Illinois turboprop crashes in bad weather, and investigators eventually uncover a fatal assumption and deadly decision.
    • 9. Turboprop Terror (Flagship Airlines Flight 3379)

      After a turboprop crashes in North Carolina, investigators resort to a risky test flight—and uncover an industry-wide safety problem.
    • 10. Loss of a Legend

      When basketball legend Kobe Bryant is killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles, investigators look for clues amid a global outpouring of grief.