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Air Emergency 

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Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.
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Stephen Bogaert ...  Narrator / ... 134 episodes, 2003-2018
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Major real-life air disasters are depicted in this TV series. Each episode features a detailed dramatized reconstruction of the incident based on cockpit voice recorders and air traffic control transcripts, as well as eyewitnesses recounts and interviews with aviation experts. Sometimes, interviews with investigators who dealt with the disaster or even actual footage are featured. Written by Sergio Ortega

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Canada

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English | French | Spanish | Japanese

Release Date:

3 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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Season 2 of the show featured accidents involving 744 passengers and crew; resulting in 319 fatalities and 425 survivors. See more »

Alternate Versions

The French-Canadian version, "Danger dans les airs", features actor (and weekend bush pilot) Gaston Lepage as the narrator, but also as the host, appearing on screen before and after the film, and before commercial breaks. See more »

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Featured in The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto 3" R&T Part 7 (2015) See more »

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Not the highest production values but really interesting.
10 May 2015 | by carbuffSee all my reviews

If you're an aviation buff like me you should love this series. It examines many well-know accidents and does so in a fact-based and compelling manner without being salacious at all.

Each episode begins with a reenactment of the disaster, after which the chain of events responsible is picked apart, followed lastly by the implications and recommendations of the accident investigation. I especially liked how false leads were chased down on the way to eventually arriving at a reasonable probable cause for each incident.

The accidents are heart-breaking, but how they led to improvements in aircraft and aviation rules is important and fascinating. As is remarked in one episode, "Every accident makes flying safer."


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