About Why Planes Crash Series 2

This engrossing and fascinating series returns for a second run.

Why Planes Crash

With more stories from pilots and passengers reliving the rare and horrifying occasions in which malice, human error or technical faults turn routine flights into nightmares.

The search takes you inside some of the most terrifying situations imaginable with the aid of shocking archive footage and dramatic animated reconstructions.

Throughout the series we look at what has caused planes to come into trouble, such as why some pilots risk ditching their planes in water, and how someone can survive the experience - including authentic hijack footage. The series also asks explores the grievous effects of people's mistakes, oversights and distractions are, and how they can do more damage to a plane than any mechanical fault.