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Why Planes Crash

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In ‘Why Planes Crash', pilots and passengers relive the rare and horrifying occasions in which malice, human error or technical faults turn routine flights into nightmares. Get inside some of the most terrifying situations imaginable, with the aid of shocking archive footage and dramatic animated reconstructions. The series kicks off with a look at what causes some pilots to risk ditching their planes in the water, and how they and their passengers can survive the experience. This episode includes film of a hijacked 767 being forced into the ocean. Other themes explored include The Federal Aviation Administration revealing up to three flights out of 100,000 are diverted due to smoke or fire in flight, but the situation is no less dangerous for being commonplace, and 37,000 feet above the Amazon, a corporate jet collides with a 737 passenger plane.