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Aircrash Confidential (also known as Air Crash Confidential) is a television series produced by WMR Productions and IMG Entertainment. The programme investigates air-disasters from around the world. Aircrash Confidential aired on the Discovery Channel in the United Kingdom and on Discovery Australia in Australia.

Aircrash Confidential
Also known asAir Crash Confidential
GenreDocumentary / Docudrama
Directed byVarious
Narrated bySteven Mackintosh
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes18[1][2]
Executive producer(s)Matthew Barrett, David McNab, Alan Griffiths
Producer(s)Nick Davidson, Chris Lethbridge, Harry Hewland, Chris Roberts, Patrick Dickinson, Lou Westlake
Production location(s)Britain
CinematographyAndrey Kurochkin, Adrian Musto, Ken Clay, Martin Kobylarz
Editor(s)Stephen Prince
Roy Gilbert
Camera setupSingle camera setup - Canon C300 / Sony FS7
Running time50 minutes
Production company(s)WMR Productions
IMG Entertainment
DistributorMMXI World Media Rights Limited
Original networkDiscovery Channel
Original release17 January 2011 (2011-01-17) –
17 May 2012 (2012-05-17) [3][4]



As of 20 August 2018, a total of 18 episodes over 3 seasons of Aircrash Confidential have aired. The episodes listed include disasters on a specific subject. Season 3 contains 6 episodes and aired on 16 July 2018.

Season 1Edit

# Title Original air date
1"Pilot Error"17 January 2011 (2011-01-17)
Disasters included: Kegworth air disaster, American Airlines Flight 587, British European Airways Flight 548 and Qantas Flight 72.
2"Engineering Error"TBA
Disasters included: Trans World Airlines Flight 800, American Airlines Flight 191, Turkish Airlines Flight 981 and British Airways Flight 38.
Disasters included: Pan Am Flight 103, Air India Flight 182, American Airlines Flight 63, Northwest Airlines Flight 253, Ramzi Yousef (Philippine Airlines Flight 434) and Airport Security.
Disasters included: Tenerife airport disaster, 1986 Cerritos mid-air collision, 1976 Zagreb mid-air collision and the 2002 Überlingen mid-air collision.
5"Fire on Board"TBA
Disasters included: China Airlines Flight 120, British Airtours Flight 28M, Air Canada Flight 797 and Swissair Flight 111.
6"Extreme Weather"TBA
Disasters included: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash, Air Florida Flight 90, LANSA Flight 508 and Air France Flight 358.

Season 2Edit

Season 2 aired from February and March 2012.[3][5]

# Title Original air date
1"Autopilot Error"20 February 2012 (2012-02-20)
Disasters included: Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, Birgenair Flight 301 and a Qantas Boeing 737 Incident.
2"737 Tail Fin Mystery"TBA
Disasters included: United Airlines Flight 585, USAir Flight 427 and Eastwind Airlines Flight 517.
3"Pilot Fatigue"27 February 2012 (2012-02-27)
Disasters included: Air India Express Flight 812, Corporate Airlines Flight 5966 and Colgan Air Flight 3407.
4"Systems Failure"TBA
Disasters included: Qantas Flight 32, United Airlines Flight 232 and XL Airways Germany Flight 888T
5"Maintenance Failure"15 March 2012 (2012-03-15)
Disasters included: Southwest Airlines Flight 812, Japan Air Lines Flight 123 and British Airways Flight 5390
6"Take-off"18 March 2012 (2012-03-18)
Disasters included: Spanair Flight 5022, Emirates Flight 407 and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash

Season 3Edit

# Title Original air date
1"Incredible Causes"16 July 2018 (2018-07-16)
Disasters included: Arrow Air Flight 1285, Continental Airlines Flight 11 and Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771
2"Emergency Landings"23 July 2018 (2018-07-23)
Disasters included: US Airways Flight 1549, Air Transat Flight 236 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961.
3"Instrument Confusion"30 July 2018 (2018-07-30)
Disasters included: Asiana Airlines Flight 214, Aeroperú Flight 603 and First Air Flight 6560.
4"Disastrous Descents"6 August 2018 (2018-08-06)
Disasters included: Air France Flight 296, Southern Airways Flight 932 and American Airlines Flight 965.
5"The Nevada Triangle"13 August 2018 (2018-08-13)
Disasters included: Steve Fossett disappearance, Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708 and the Lauren Elder plane crash.
6"Flying Blind"20 August 2018 (2018-08-20)
Disasters included: Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907, 1996 Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision and the 2001 Japan Airlines mid-air incident.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Aircrash Confidential | Programme guide". Radio Times. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  2. ^ " - Want to start a website?". Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Discovery Press Web - Aircrash Confidential". Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Aircrash Confidential: Series Info". Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Discovery Press Web - Aircrash Confidential 2". Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012.

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