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Advanced computer graphics, forensic science, eyewitness accounts, interviews with experts, archival footage and re-enactments piece together in great detail the events that led to some of the biggest disasters of modern time.

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aired 164 days ago
A fully-loaded EI-AL 747 flight from Amsterdam, loses the two engines on the right wing and crashes into an apartment block.
aired 164 days ago
A massive explosion at a nuclear reactor spread radioactive gas and debris over Western Europe.
aired 171 days ago
One minute after takeoff an airliner crashes into a Washington, D.C., bridge and sinks into the icy Potomac River, killing 78 people in 1982.
aired 171 days ago
Forensic analysis and a groundbreaking experiment reveal a structural oversight that may have led to a critical failure in Titanic's hull.
aired 171 days ago
The Lian Yak Building in Singapore collapses on March 15th, 1986, trapping 50 people inside.
aired 178 days ago
Shortly after takeoff an engine fails on a Boeing 737 causing the plane to crash onto a busy freeway killing 47 people.
aired 178 days ago
On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists fly American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, killing 189 people.
aired 1,192 days ago
Flight 191 leaves Chicago on May 25, 1979, and crashes into a trailer park 31 seconds after take-off, claiming the lives of 273 people.
aired 1,193 days ago
Investigation into the cause of a tragic accident that claimed the lives of 109 passengers and crew.
aired 1,193 days ago
A plane crashes into a residential area of New York City two months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
aired 1,193 days ago
In 1995, the Soufriere Hills volcano in Montserrat erupted for the first time in recorded history leaving many villages burned and 19 people dead.

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