List of Mayday episodes

List of Mayday episodes

Mayday, also known as Air Crash Investigation(s) in the United Kingdom, Australia and Asia and Air Emergency and Air Disasters in the United States, is a Canadian documentary television program produced by Cineflix investigating air crashes, near-crashes, hijackings, bombings and other disasters. It reveals events that led up to each disaster, the causes of the incidents and the measures recommended in the report by the NTSB or the investigating Commission to prevent a similar incident happening again. It features re-enactments, interviews, eyewitness testimony, computer-generated imagery, and in some episodes cockpit voice recordings were used to reconstruct the sequence of events to the audiences.

As of 27 August 2011 (2011 -08-27), a total of 75 episodes of Mayday have aired including five "Science of Disaster" specials and three "Crash Scene Investigation" spin-offs. Thirteen episodes are now currently under production for Season 11, three of the episodes have aired on Discovery Channel Canada. The airing dates of the other ten episodes are unknown.

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 6 3 September 2003 (2003-09-03)[1] 22 October 2003 (2003-10-22)[1]
2 6 23 January 2005 (2005-01-23)[2] 27 February 2005 (2005-02-27)
3 13 Late 2005 (2005) Early 2006 (2006)
4 10 15 April 2007 (2007-04-15)[3] 2007 (2007)
5 10 9 April 2008 (2008-04-09)[4] Mid 2008 (2008)
6 3 16 December 2007 (2007-12-16) 6 January 2008 (2008-01-06)
7 8 4 November 2009 (2009-11-04)[5] Early 2010 (2010)
8 2 Early 2010 (2010) 2010 (2010)
9 8 8 September 2010 (2010-09-08)[6] 27 October 2010 (2010-10-27)
10 6 27 February 2011 (2011-02-27) 28 March 2011 (2011-03-28)[7]
11 13 12 August 2011 (2011-08-12) N/A
12 13 Expected to be 2013 (2013) N/A


Note: Episodes are ordered in production numbers.

Season 1 (2003)

# Title Disaster(s) Original air date
1 "Racing the Storm" American Airlines Flight 1420 3 September 2003 (2003-09-03)[1]

On 1 June 1999, American Airlines Flight 1420 tried to land at the Little Rock National Airport during a storm but overran the runway killing eleven people. The crash was caused by the crew not arming the spoilers during their pre-landing checks.

Type of aircraft: McDonnell Douglas MD-82.

Cause of disaster: Pilot error, Foul weather. 
2 "Unlocking Disaster" United Airlines Flight 811 10 September 2003 (2003-09-10)[1]

On 24 February 1989, United Airlines Flight 811 was flying above the Pacific Ocean when part of the right-side fuselage was ripped off, ejecting nine people from the aircraft and causing explosive decompression. The flight later landed safely at Honolulu without any more loss of life. An electrical short circuit caused the cargo door to open, creating the explosive decompression.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-100.

Cause of disaster: Faulty cargo door, explosive decompression
3 "Flying on Empty" Air Transat Flight 236 8 October 2003 (2003-10-08)[1]

On 24 August 2001, Air Transat Flight 236 ran out of fuel while flying over the Atlantic Ocean. The pilots of the Airbus 330 safely glided and landed the aircraft at a naval base in the island of Azores. The fuel starvation was caused by improper maintenance work which allowed a hydraulic oil pipe and a fuel pipe to rub together resulting in the fracture of the fuel pipe and resulting leak.

Type of aircraft: Airbus A330-243.

Cause of disaster: Fuel starvation due to fuel leak, Faulty maintenance. 
4 "Fire on Board" Swissair Flight 111 22 October 2003 (2003-10-22)[1]

On 2 September 1998, a fire broke out on Swissair Flight 111 while in-flight, damaging vital systems and causing the aircraft to crash into the sea off Peggy's Cove with no survivors. The fire was caused by faulty wiring.

Type of aircraft: McDonnell Douglas MD-11.

Cause of disaster: In-flight fire, faulty wiring. 
5 "Flying Blind" Aeroperú Flight 603 17 September 2003 (2003-09-17)[1]

On 2 October 1996, shortly after take off the crew of Aeroperú Flight 603 were confused by false speed and altitude readings and contradictory warnings from the aircraft's air data system. In preparation for an emergency landing the crew descended the aircraft, but relying on false readings the crew went too far causing the aircraft to crash into the water, killing everyone on board. The false readings and contradictory warnings were caused by duct tape over the static ports, the duct tape was used to protect the ports during maintenance but was not removed afterwards.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 757-200.

Cause of disaster: static ports blocked by sticky tape, Faulty maintenance. 
6 "Cutting Corners" Alaska Airlines Flight 261 15 October 2003 (2003-10-15)[1]

On 31 January 2000, Alaska Airlines Flight 261's trimmable horizontal stabilizer jammed and broke free from its control system and the aircraft dove inverted into the Pacific Ocean, causing the death of all on board. The stabilizer failed due to an improperly maintained jack-screw assembly.

Type of aircraft: McDonnell Douglas MD-83.

Cause of disaster: Faulty maintenance, horizontal stabilizer trim failure. 

Season 2 (2004)

# Title Disaster(s) Original air date
1 "Blow Out" British Airways Flight 5390 23 January 2005 (2005-01-23)[2]

On 10 June 1990, on British Airways Flight 5390 the cockpit window blew out, sucking the captain partially through the hole. A member of the cabin crew clung to the pilot's legs as the co-pilot completed an emergency landing. The captain was found to be still alive after being outside the cockpit for 21 minutes. The blow out was caused by a maintenance worker installing the incorrect sized screws during maintenance work.

Type of aircraft: BAC-111-528FL.

Cause of disaster: Faulty maintenance (cockpit window), Explosive decompression. 
2 "A Wounded Bird" Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 23 January 2005 (2005-01-23)[2]

On 21 August 1995, the left-side engine on Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 partly tore itself from its mounting creating excessive drag which caused the aircraft to fall out of the sky killing nine people. A propeller, damaged by metal fatigue, caused the initial engine failure.

Type of aircraft: Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia.

Cause of disaster: Faulty maintenance, Metal fatigue in the propeller
3 "The Killing Machine" Air France Flight 8969  

On 24 December 1994, Air France Flight 8969 was hijacked on the ground at Algiers Airport. The terrorists demanded the aircraft be allowed to depart for Paris so they could crash the aircraft into the Eiffel Tower, but since they did not know how to fly the aircraft and Algerian Army refused to give them a pilot they were unable to carry out their plans. Instead, over two days they killed three passengers. The aircraft was then cleared to take off but the crew diverted to Marseille Provence Airport. The Hostage rescue team of the French Gendarmerie stormed the aircraft and after a gun battle in the cabin. The hijackers were killed and everyone else was evacuated.

Type of aircraft: Airbus A300B2-1C

Cause of disaster: Aircraft hijacking
4 "Lost" American Airlines Flight 965  

On 20 December 1995, American Airlines Flight 965 headed for Cali, Colombia. The crew was asked if they would like to do a straight-in approach to Cali. The pilots agreed and inadvertently removed the waypoints from the flight plan in their Flight management system (FMS), causing them to become unsure of their exact position. Their mistakes caused them to crash into a 9,000 foot mountain near Buga. Only four passengers survived.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 757-200.

Cause of disaster: Pilot error, CFIT. 
5 "Missing Over New York" Avianca Flight 52  

On 25 January 1990, Avianca Flight 52, a flight to New York from Colombia, was delayed numerous times by weather en route and was dangerously low on fuel as it attempted landing. Wind shear forced the crew to abort the approach just 1 mile from the runway. They initiated a go-around, but were mishandled back into a holding pattern by air traffic controllers unaware of the low-fuel situation. The plane then ran out of fuel causing it to crash in Long Island near New York.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 707-320B.

Cause of disaster: Numerous delays, fuel starvation, pilot error and ATC error. 
6 "Deadly Crossroads" 2002 Überlingen mid-air collision  

On 1 July 2002, the Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 collided with the DHL Flight 611 in German airspace near Überlingen. BTC Flight 2937 was destroyed instantly and DHL Flight 611 crashed shortly afterwards, killing all 71 people in the two aircraft. The crew of Flight 611 followed the TCAS instructions to initiate a descent while the crew of Flight 2937 listened to the air traffic controller over their TCAS and initiated a descent as well. The air traffic controller was later murdered by the father of one of the families on board the passenger plane.

Type of aircraft: Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937: Tupolev Tu-154M, DHL Flight 611: Boeing 757-200.

Cause of disaster: Mid-air collision resulting from ATC error, Pilot error and technical limitations. 

Season 3 (2005 - 06)

# Title Disaster(s) Original air date
1 "Mistaken Identity" Iran Air Flight 655  

On 3 July 1988, during the Iran–Iraq War the USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flight 655 killing 290 people. The crew of the Vincennes, despite its high-tech equipment, mistook the airliner for an F-14 Tomcat fighter.

Type of aircraft: Airbus A300B2-203.

Cause of disaster: Shot down by the USS Vincennes
2 "Collision Course" The MS Express Samina sinking  

On 26 September 2000, waves pushed the MS Express Samina off course causing it to hit a group of rocks off Paros and sinks killing 80 people. The ferry was on autopilot with the crew not monitoring the ship's course, instead they were watching a football match.

Note: This is a Crash Scene Investigation episode.

Type of ship: Passenger ferry (MS Express Samina).

Cause of disaster: Helmsman and crew error. 
3 "Head On Collision" Hinton train collision  

On 8 February 1986, a VIA Rail passenger train and a 118-car freight train collided, killing 23 people. The freight train crew did not stop at a red railway signal on a section of a passing loop because they were possibly asleep.

Note: This is a Crash Scene Investigation episode.

Type of train: VIA Rail passenger train (FP9A and F9B locomotives); 118-car freight train (one EMD GP38-2 and two EMD SD40 locomotives.

Cause of disaster: Driver fatigue, overseer error. 
4 "Out of Control" Japan Airlines Flight 123  

On 12 August 1985, the rear pressure bulkhead burst on Japan Airlines Flight 123, destroying the vertical stabilizer and severing all four of the aircraft's hydraulic systems. The crew managed to keep the aircraft flying for 32 minutes until it clipped Mt Osutaka and crashed, killing all but 4 people out of the 524 passengers and crew aboard.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 747SR.

Cause of disaster: Faulty maintenance, all hydraulics lost, explosive decompression. 
5 "Attack Over Baghdad" DHL OO-DLL  

On 23 November 2003, the DHL OO-DLL just took off from Baghdad International Airport when the left wing exploded causing loss of hydraulic pressure. The crew flew the Airbus A300 for 16 minutes when it successfully landed using the engines to control the aircraft. A surface-to-air missile was fired at the aircraft.

Type of aircraft: Airbus A300B4-203F.

Cause of disaster: Missile attack, loss of all hydraulics. 
6 "Ocean Landing" Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961  

On 23 November 1996, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 was forced to do a ditch after running out of fuel. The aircraft broke up as the wings hit the water, killing 125 people. The aircraft had been hijacked and ran out of fuel because the hijackers did not believe the pilot's insistence that there was not enough fuel aboard to make it to the hijackers' planned destination, Australia.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 767-200ER.

Cause of disaster: Aircraft hijacking, fuel starvation. 
7 "Kid in the Cockpit" Aeroflot Flight 593  

On 23 March 1994, Aeroflot Flight 593 stalled and crashed killing 75 people. The pilot's 15 year old son accidentally disabled the autopilot while in the captain's seat, causing the aircraft to bank heavily to the right creating the stall.

Type of aircraft: Airbus A310-304.

Cause of disaster: Pilot error (the pilot's 15 year old son disabled the autopilot). 
8 "Death and Denial" EgyptAir Flight 990  

On 31 October 1999, EgyptAir Flight 990 from New York to Cairo, Egypt dove out of the sky and crashed into the sea killing 217 people. The cause of the crash is disputed, the Egyptian government claims mechanical failure associated with the elevator controls caused the crash, while the US government claims the aircraft was deliberately crashed by the First Officer Gameel Al-Batouti in a suicide/homicide.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 767-300ER

Cause of disaster: Disputed; the Egyptians claim elevator failure, while the US government (NTSB) claims the aircraft was deliberately crashed in a case of suicide/homicide. 
9 "Fight for Your Life" FedEx Flight 705  

On 7 April 1994, Auburn Calloway, a disgruntled employee, attempted to hijack FedEx Flight 705 with hammers and a speargun. The crew successfully subdued Calloway and landed the aircraft safely at Memphis despite sustaining serious injury.

Type of aircraft: McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30.

Cause of disaster: Attempted hijacking. 
10 "Helicopter Down" Bristow Flight 56C  

On 19 January 1995, the crew of Bristow Flight 56C were forced to ditch into the sea, after lightning damaged the tail rotor spinning the helicopter beyond control. Despite the conditions, the sixteen oil rig workers and pilots were rescued by nearby ships.

Type of aircraft: Aerospatiale AS 332L Super Puma.

Cause of disaster: Lightning, tail rotor failure. 
11 "Hanging by a Thread" Aloha Airlines Flight 243  

On 28 April 1988, Aloha Airlines Flight 243 was en route from Hilo to Honolulu in Hawaii when the roof of the front fuselage was torn off sucking out a flight attendant. The aircraft landed safely at Kahului, Maui. The fuselage failed from corrosion damage and metal fatigue.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 737-200.

Cause of disaster: Faulty lap joint, Metal fatigue, Explosive decompression. 
12 "Runaway Train" San Bernardino train disaster  

On 12 May 1989, a 69-car freight train went out of control while descending from California's Cajon Pass. It derailed into a residential neighborhood of San Bernardino after reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Two residents and two train crew were killed in the initial crash. A clerical error had caused the train's weight to be greatly underestimated, and it had been assembled without enough locomotives to provide adequate braking. Additionaly, several of the engines had completely inoperable brakes, but this information was not passed on to the crews. More than a week later, an underground gasoline pipeline, which was damaged by earth-moving equipment during crash cleanup, ruptured and sparked a fire that killed a further two people.

Note: This is a Crash Scene Investigation episode.

Type of train: 69 freight cars pulled by 6 locomotives (Freight train).

Cause of disaster: Brake failure, calculation error, poor communication. 
13 "Bomb on Board" Philippine Airlines Flight 434  

On 11 December 1994, a bomb exploded on Philippine Airlines Flight 434 to Tokyo, killing a passenger, injuring many and damaging some of the aircraft's control systems. The crew successfully landed the aircraft at Naha Airport in Okinawa. Ramzi Yousef, a terrorist smuggled the bomb aboard on the first leg of the flight.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-200B.

Cause of disaster: In-flight terrorist bomb, damage to control systems. 

Season 4 (2006)

# Title Disaster(s) Original air date
1 "Desperate Escape" Air France Flight 358 15 April 2007 (2007-04-15)[3]

On 2 August 2005, Air France Flight 358 overran the runway in a storm and smashed through the airport fence before plunging into a small ravine. The causes of the crash were the aircraft starting too high for its landing, the runway was too short and the crew deployed the thrust reversers too late. Amazingly, there were no fatalities.

Type of aircraft: Airbus A340-313X.

Cause of disaster: Runway overrun in foul weather, runway complications, pilot error. 
2 "Falling from the Sky" British Airways Flight 9  

On 24 June 1982, British Airways Flight 9 experienced St. Elmo's fire, en route to Perth, Australia. A few minutes later all four engines flamed out. After descending, the crew successfully restarted the engines and landed safely. The St. Elmo's fire and engine flame out was caused by volcanic ash.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-200B.

Cause of disaster: Failure of all engines in volcanic ash cloud
3 "Fire Fight" Air Canada Flight 797 15 April 2007 (2007-04-15)[3]

On 2 June 1983, a fire broke out on Air Canada Flight 797 in the aircraft's toilet. An emergency landing was made in Cincinnati, but the aircraft was engulfed by flames as the doors opened on the runway due to a flashover, killing 23 people.

Type of aircraft: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32.

Cause of disaster: Unexplained in-flight fire, Flashover
4 "Final Approach" Korean Air Flight 801  

On 6 August 1997, the crew of Korean Air Flight 801 was unable to see the runway during final approach for a night landing in Guam. They initiated a missed approach but then crashed into a low hill, killing 228 people. A combination of pilot error and the ILS system at Guam airport being temporarily out of service for maintenance work were blamed.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-300.

Cause of disaster: CFIT resulting from foul weather, Pilot error, improper training, inoperable ILS
5 "Hidden Danger" United Airlines Flight 585, USAir Flight 427 and Eastwind Airlines Flight 517  

On 3 March 1991, United Airlines Flight 585's rudder failed and the aircraft crashed within 8 seconds, killing 25 people. On 8 September 1994, USAir Flight 427's rudder also failed, killing 132 people. On 9 June 1996, Eastwind Airlines Flight 517's rudder failed as well, but the crew successfully regained control of the aircraft and landed safely. The cause of all three incidents were the rudders doing a "hardover" and jamming due to thermal shock of the power control valve.

Type of aircraft:United Airlines Flight 585: Boeing 737-200, USAir Flight 427: Boeing 737-300, Eastwind Airlines Flight 517: Boeing 737-200.

Cause of disaster: Malfunction of power control units (PCUs) due to thermal shock
6 "Panic over the Pacific" China Airlines Flight 006  

On 19 February 1985, China Airlines Flight 006's number four engine flamed out. As the crew tried to restart the engine the aircraft, a Boeing 747, stalled and went into a spin. The crew successfully regained control, restarted the engine and landed safely. The incident was caused by pilot error.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 747SP.

Cause of disaster: Engine failure, Pilot error, Jet lag, Spatial disorientation. 
7 "Vertigo" Flash Airlines Flight 604  

On 3 January 2004, just after take-off Flash Airlines Flight 604 banked to the right and crashed, killing 148 people. The cause of this disaster is disputed and suggested to be vertigo disorientation on the part of the flight crew.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 737-300.

Cause of disaster: Disputed; Spatial disorientation, improper training. The Egyptian government claims structural failure. 
8 "Ghost Plane" Helios Airways Flight 522  

On 14 August 2005, air traffic controllers lost radio contact with Helios Airways Flight 522. Two F-16s from the Hellenic Air Force intercepted and investigated the flight and found all but one person aboard not moving. A few moments later the aircraft ran out of fuel and crashed, killing 121 people. An incorrect setting on the cabin pressurization panel caused the pilots and everyone else on board to succumb to hypoxia.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 737-300.

Cause of disaster: Pilot error, hypoxia, loss of cabin pressure, fuel exhaustion, engine failure. 
9 "Out of Sight" Aeroméxico Flight 498/Piper Archer N4891F  

On 31 August 1986, Aeroméxico Flight 498 a DC-9 and Piper Archer N4891F collided over Cerritos, California causing both planes to go out of control, killing 82 people. The accident was caused by neither pilot making visual contact and a lack of automated collision-warning systems. The crash inspires TCAS (A collision-avoidence system).

Type of aircraft: Aeroméxico Flight 498: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32, N4891F: Piper PA-28-181 Archer.

Cause of disaster: Mid-air collision, Pilot error (Piper), ATC error, outdated radar systems. 
10 "Fog of War" 1996 Croatia USAF CT-43 crash  

On 3 April 1996, while attempting to land in Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia and heavy fog United States Air Force Flight IFO-21 went off course and crashed into a mountain, killing all 35 people including the United States Secretary of Commerce, Ron Brown.

Type of aircraft: Boeing CT-43 (A modified Boeing 737-200).

Cause of disaster: Pilot error, badly designed instrument approach procedure, relying on unapproved charts that did not meet minimum standards. 

Season 5 (2007)

# Title Disaster(s) Original air date
1 "Behind Closed Doors" American Airlines Flight 96 and Turkish Airlines Flight 981 16 April 2008 (2008-04-16)[4]

On 12 June 1972, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 just a few months old, operating American Airlines Flight 96 from Detroit, Michigan to Buffalo, New York, suffered an explosive decompression after a cargo door bursts open. The crew made an emergency landing at Detroit, Michigan without any loss of life. However, the design fault with the cargo door mechanism was not rectified and two years later on 3 March 1974, Turkish Airlines Flight 981 suffered a similar circumstance during a flight from Paris to London. This time the DC-10's hydraulic systems were damaged beyond control and the aircraft crashed in a forest near Senlis, killing all 346 on board, at the time it was the worst aviation diaster in history.

Type of aircraft: Both McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10's.

Cause of disaster: Explosive decompression resulting from faulty cargo door design
2 "Gimli Glider" The Gimli Glider  

On 23 July 1983, Air Canada Flight 143 ran out of fuel at 41,000 feet (12,000m) altitude, about halfway through its flight from Montreal to Edmonton. The crew was able to glide the aircraft safely to an emergency landing at Gimli Industrial Park Airport, a former airbase at Gimli, Manitoba. A math error in converting between metric and non-metric units caused the plane to be loaded with insufficient fuel prior to flight.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 767-200.

Cause of disaster: Fuel starvation resulting from ground and flight crew errors. 
3 "Invisible Killer" Delta Air Lines Flight 191  

On 2 August 1985, Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crashed while on approach to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, killing eight of 11 crew members and 128 of the 152 passengers on board plus one person on the ground. This accident was one of the few commercial air crashes in which the meteorological phenomenon known as microburst-induced wind shear was a direct contributing factor.

Type of aircraft: Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar.

Cause of disaster: Microburst-induced wind shear, pilot error. 
4 "Fanning the Flames" South African Airways Flight 295  

On 28 November 1987, South African Airways Flight 295 started filling with smoke high above the Indian Ocean. A fire had erupted in the rear main level cargo area; the pilots successfully opened the doors in flight to clear the smoke from the aircraft, however it mysteriously crashed with no survivors. How the plane crashed is still unknown.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-200B Combi.

Cause of disaster: In-flight cargo fire. 
5 "Dead Weight" Air Midwest Flight 5481 30 April 2008 (2008-04-30)[4]

On 8 January 2003, Air Midwest Express Flight 5481 crashed into an aircraft hangar of Charlotte/Douglas International Airport seconds after take-off on a flight to Greenville. All 21 people on the plane died and one person on the ground was injured. Investigation showed that the pilot's controls had been improperly calibrated during maintenance.

Type of aircraft: Beechcraft 1900D.

Cause of disaster: Maintenance error and overloading. 
6 "Southern Storm" Southern Airways Flight 242 23 April 2008 (2008-04-23)[4]

On 4 April 1977, Southern Airways Flight 242 was a flight from Huntsville, Alabama to Atlanta, Georgia. It flew through a severe thunderstorm and was hit by large hailstones. Both engines of the DC-9-31 failed and the aircraft made an emergency landing on a highway in New Hope, Paulding County, Georgia. However it collided with a gas station and exploded, killing 62 people on board and eight on the ground; two more died later of injuries they sustained during the crash.

Type of aircraft: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31.

Cause of disaster: Extreme weather leading to multiple engine failures and ATC error. 
7 "Air India: Explosive Evidence" Air India Flight 182 9 April 2008 (2008-04-09)[4]

On 23 June 1985, Air India Flight 182 exploded in mid-air and disintegrated over the coast of Ireland, killing 329 people. Investigators discovered that a bomb from Sikh militant group Babbar Khalsa caused the explosion.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-200B.

Cause of disaster: Terrorist bomb resulting in a mid-air explosion. 
8 "Mixed Signals" Birgenair Flight 301  

On 6 February 1996, Birgenair Flight 301 was scheduled to fly from Puerto Plata to Frankfurt. On takeoff, the captain found that his air speed indicator (ASI) was not reading properly, though the co-pilot's ASI was showing the correct speed. Both pilots become confused and believe that both ASIs are malfunctioning. They lost control of the aircraft and crashed in the Atlantic. All 13 crew members and 176 passengers died.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 757-200.

Cause of disaster: Pitot tube blocked by mud dauber wasps, FMC error, Autopilot error. Pilot error. 
9 "Fatal Distraction" Eastern Air Lines Flight 401  

On 29 December 1972, Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 to Miami International Airport, crashed in the Everglades because the crew was distracted by a faulty landing gear indicator light, and accidentally disengage the autopilot while trying to resolve the problem. 101 people died. 75 survived.

Type of aircraft: Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar.

Cause of disaster: CFIT, Pilot error. 
10 "Phantom Strike" Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907  

On 29 September 2006, Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 a Boeing 737-800 and a brand-new Embraer Legacy business jet on its delivery flight collided in mid-air over the Amazon. The 737 commercial flight crashed into the Amazon but the Legacy jet managed to make a safe landing at an air base. All 154 people aboard the 737 jet died.

Type of aircraft: Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907: Boeing 737-800 N600XL: Embraer Legacy 600.

Cause of disaster: Mid-Air Collision resulting from ATC error, design flaw of the Legacy's cockpit, Pilot error (Embraer). 

Season 6 (2007) Special

Season 6 of Mayday was the first "Science of Disaster" season consisting of 3 episodes.

# Title Disasters Original air date
1 "Ripped Apart" Flights 781, 201, 243, 5390, 811 and 522 16 December 2007 (2007-12-16)[8]

This special looked at accidents and incidents where pressurization failure or explosive decompression played a part.

Type of aircraft: BO 781 and SA 201: de Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 AQ 243: Boeing 737-200, BA 5390: BAC-111-528FL, UA 811: Boeing 747-100, ZU 522 : Boeing 737-300.

Cause of disasters: BO 781 and SA 201: In-flight metal fatigue, breakup, AQ 243: Metal fatigue, BA 5390: Faulty maintenance, UA 811: Cargo door failure, ZU 522: Pilot incapacitation. 
2 "Fatal Flaw" Flights 261, 123, 529, 111, 585, 427 and 517 16 December 2007 (2007-12-16)[8]

This special looked at accidents caused by seemingly minor defects or errors.

Type of aircraft: AS 261: McDonnell Douglas MD-83, JL 123: Boeing 747SR, EV 529: Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, SR 111: McDonnell Douglas MD-11, UA 585: Boeing 737-200, US 427 : Boeing 737-300, EA 517 : Boeing 737-200.

Cause of disasters: AS 261 : Negligence in maintenance, JL 123 : Faulty maintenance, EV 529 : Mechanical failure, SR 111: Faulty wiring, in-flight fire, UA 585: Rudder hard over, US 427 : Rudder hard over, EA 517 : Rudder hard over. 
3 "Who's Flying the Plane?" Flights 603, 006, 593, 604 and 236 2 March 2008 (2008-03-02)[9]

This special looked at accidents and incidents where problems with the interface between crew members and onboard avionics were a factor, and the causes of those problems.

Type of aircraft: AP 603: Boeing 757-200, CA 006: Boeing 747SP, AE 593: Airbus A310-304, FL 604: Boeing 737-300, AT 236: Airbus A330-243.

Cause of disasters: AP 603: Negligence in maintenance, CA 006: Pilot error, AE 593: Pilot error, FL 604: According to the US and France, Loss of control (due to spatial disorientation). AT 236: Fuel exhaustion in flight, fuel leak. 

Season 7 (2008)

# Title Disaster(s) Original air date
1 "Scratching the Surface" China Airlines Flight 611 18 November 2009 (2009-11-18)[5]

On 25 May 2002, China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrated in mid-air and crashed into the Taiwan Strait just 20 minutes after taking off from Taipei, killing 225 people. A faulty repair to the rear of the aircraft following an earlier tailstrike when the plane was a few months old caused the entire tail section to weaken and fail.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-209B.

Cause of disaster: Faulty maintenance, Explosive decompression, Structural failure (Tail), Tailstrike. 
2 "Lockerbie Disaster" Pan Am Flight 103 17 December 2009 (2009-12-17)[10]

On 21 December 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded in mid-air with the debris of the 747 falling on the town of Lockerbie, killing 270 people.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-100.

Cause of disaster: Terrorist bombing resulting in explosion in mid-air. 
3 "Blown Apart" Partnair Flight 394 11 November 2009 (2009-11-11)[5]

On 8 September 1989, Partnair Flight 394 drove into the North Sea, killing 55 people. Investigation showed that the tail of the plane vibrated loose in flight due to sub-standard connecting bolts that had been fraudulently sold as aircraft-grade.

Type of aircraft: Convair 580.

Cause of disaster: In-flight structural failure(tail), Negligence and bogus parts. 
4 "Operation Babylift" Tan Son Nhut C-5 accident 4 November 2009 (2009-11-04)[5]

On 4 April 1975, a Lockheed C-5A Galaxy participating in the inaugural flight of Operation Babylift suffered explosive decompression when the rear cargo door failed and crashed while attempting an emergency landing at Tan Son Nhat airport.

Type of aircraft: Lockheed C-5A Galaxy.

Cause of disaster: Explosive decompression due to improper maintenance of the cargo door. 
5 "Sight Unseen" 1996 Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision  

On 12 November 1996, Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 763 and Air Kazakhstan Flight 1907 collided in mid-air, killing 349 people. Failure of the Air Kazakhstan plane to maintain the altitude assigned to it by ATC was the cause.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-100 / Ilyushin Il-76.

Cause of disaster: Mid-Air Collision, Pilot Error (Ilyushin), poor visibility, outdated radar systems and no TCAS on both aircraft. 
6 "Flight 574: Lost" Adam Air Flight 574  

On 1 January 2007, Adam Air Flight 574 crashed into the Makassar Strait, killing 102 people. The crew inadvertently disengaged the autopilot while trying to fix a problem with their inertial reference system, causing the plane to bank into an uncontrolled dive and hit the water.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 737-4Q8.

Cause of disaster: Pilot error, Inertial reference system malfunction. 
7 "Frozen in Flight" American Eagle Flight 4184  

On 31 October 1994, American Eagle Flight 4184 fell out of the sky, killing 68 people. The crash was caused by ice developing on the wing in a manner that the on-board deicing system could not remove.

Type of aircraft: ATR-72.

Cause of disaster: Icing, Design flaw. 
8 "Falling Fast" Tuninter Flight 1153  

On 6 August 2005, Tuninter Flight 1153 ran out of fuel and ditched into the sea, killing 16 people. It ran out of fuel because the incorrect style of fuel gauge had been installed on the plane.

Type of aircraft: ATR-72.

Cause of disaster: Faulty maintenance of the Fuel Quantity Indicator System (FQIS), Fuel starvation, Pilot error, Improper training, Ditching. 

Season 8 (2009) Special

Season 8 of Mayday was the second season of the "Science of Disaster" series consisting of 2 episodes.

# Title Disasters Original air date
1 "System Breakdown" Flights 2/718, 498/N4891F, 52, 1907/N600XL and 2937/611  

This special looked at the role of air traffic controllers in the airline industry, and took a look at the Next Generation Air Transportation System, a new technology meant to eliminate mid-air collisions by reducing overall dependence on radar and radio, as well as delegating some of the air traffic controllers' tasks to computers on board each plane.

Type of aircraft: TW 2: Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation and UA 718: Douglas DC-7 Mainliner, AM 498: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 and N4891F: Piper PA-28-181 Archer, AV 52: Boeing 707-320B, G3 1907: Boeing 737-800 and N600XL: Embraer Legacy 600, V9 2937: Tupolev Tu-154M and QY 611: Boeing 757-23APF.

Cause of disasters: TW 2/UA 718: Mid-air collision over uncontrolled airspace, AM 498/N4891F: Mid-air collision, pilot error (Piper), ATC error, outdated radar, AV 52: Numerous delays, fuel starvation, pilot error and ATC error, G3 1907/N600XL: Mid-air collision resulting from ATC error, design flaw (Embraer), pilot error (Embraer), V9 2937/QY 611: Mid-air collision, ATC error, pilot error. 
2 "Cruel Skies" Flights 242, 191, 1420 and 9  

This special looked at the role of bad weather in disasters, and toured the US Aviation Weather Centre in Kansas City, Missouri to see how information on weather is transmitted to pilots in the sky.

Type of aircraft: SO 242: McDonnel Douglas DC-9-32, DL 191: Lockheed L-1011-385-1 Tristar, AA 1420: McDonnell Douglas MD-82, BA 9: Boeing 747-200B.

Cause of disasters: SO 242: Extreme weather leading to multiple engine failure, DL 191: Microburst-induced wind shear, pilot error, AA 1420: Foul weather, runway overrun resulting from pilot error, BA 9: Failure of all engines in volcanic ash cloud. 

Season 9 (2009)

# Title Disaster(s) Original air date
1 "Panic on the Runway" British Airtours Flight 28M 8 September 2010 (2010-09-08)[6]

On 22 August 1985, one engine of British Airtours Flight 28M caught fire during takeoff. Despite successfully abandoning takeoff, 55 people died as the fire quickly found its way into the passenger cabin while the aircraft was parked on the runway.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 737-236.

Cause of disaster: Engine fire due to improper maintenance of the No. 9 combustor can on the port engine, design flaw of the corridor of the 737. 
2 "Alarming Silence" Northwest Airlines Flight 255 15 September 2010 (2010-09-15)[6]

On 16 August 1987, Northwest Airlines Flight 255 stalled as it lifted off from Detroit Metropolitan Airport and crashed just beyond the runway killing 156 people including 2 on the ground. The investigation showed the pilots failed to configure the aircraft's flaps and slats for takeoff.

Type of aircraft: McDonnell Douglas MD-82.

Cause of disaster: Pilot error 
3 "Pilot vs. Plane" Air France Flight 296 22 September 2010 (2010-09-22)[6]

On 26 June 1988, Air France Flight 296 failed to regain altitude and crashed into trees after performing a flyby during an airshow at Mulhouse-Habsheim Airport, killing 3 people. The cause of this crash is currently disputed.

Type of aircraft: Airbus A320-111.

Cause of disaster: Disputed; either pilot error or fly-by-wire errors. 
4 "Cleared for Disaster" USAir Flight 1493/Skywest Airlines Flight 5569  

On 1 February 1991, USAir Flight 1493 collided with the waiting SkyWest Airlines Flight 5569 on the runway, killing 34 people. An Air traffic controller mistakenly assigned the inbound Flight 1493 to a runway where Flight 5569 was waiting to take off.

Type of aircraft: USAir Flight 1493: Boeing 737-3B7, SkyWest Airlines Flight 5569: Fairchild Metro III.

Cause of disaster: Runway incursion resulting from ATC error. 
5 "Target is Destroyed" Korean Air Lines Flight 007  

On 1 September 1983, during the Cold War, Korean Air Lines Flight 007 a red eye flight was shot down after violating Soviet airspace. The crew did not switch the autopilot from heading to INS mode following take off which caused the aircraft to deviate from its assigned flight path.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 747-230B.

Cause of disaster: Pilot error, Civilian airliner shoot down
6 "Cold Case" Air Ontario Flight 1363 and USAir Flight 405  

On 10 March 1989, Air Ontario Flight 1363 crashed just after take off, killing 24 people. Three years later, on 22 March 1992, USAir Flight 405 also crashed just after take off in similar conditions to Flight 1363. The cause of the crashes was icing.

Type of aircraft: Both Fokker F28-1000's.

Cause of disaster: Poor maintenance, pilot error, icing due to the limitation of the de-icing fluid and design flaw of the wings of the Fokker F28. 
7 "The Final Blow" Air Inter Flight 148  

On 20 January 1992, Air Inter Flight 148 crashed into the Vosges Mountains while circling to land at Strasbourg Airport killing 87 people. An error made in programing the autopilot of the Airbus A-320, combined with a sudden wind change, caused the plane to descend more rapidly than expected.

Type of aircraft: Airbus A320-111.

Cause of disaster: Pilot error, CFIT. 
8 "Cracks in the System" Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101  

On 19 December 2005, just seconds after take off from Miami, Florida the right wing of Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101 fell off due to metal fatigue and the aircraft crashed into the sea, killing 20 people.

Type of aircraft: Grumman G-73T.

Cause of disaster: Structural Failure, Metal Fatigue, Poor Maintenance. 

Season 10 (2010)

# Title Disaster(s) Original air date
1 "Cockpit Failure" Crossair LX Flight 3597 12 March 2011 (2011-03-12)

On 24 November 2001, Crossair Flight 3597 crashed into a hill during final approach into Zurich. 28 passengers and 5 crew members were onboard, but only 9 survived. The cause of the crash was the pilot descending below the minimum safe altitude (2,400 feet) for the approach.[11]

Type of aircraft: British Aerospace 146.

Cause of disaster: Pilot error (descending below the minimum safe altitude on approach). 
2 "The Heathrow Enigma" British Airways Flight 38 7 March 2011 (2011-03-07)[7]

On 17 January 2008, during short final both of British Airways Flight 38's engines suddenly roll back to idle. The Captain raises one notch of flaps which gives them a few more feet of flying distance. The aircraft passes over the A30 moterway and crashes just short of the runway. There were no fatalities, but 47 people sustained injuries. The fuel flow to both engines was restricted because of ice crystals causing a blockage in the fuel-oil heat exchangers (FOHE). Another similar incident occurred on 26 November 2008, when Delta Air Lines Flight 18's engines rolled back to idle at 39,000 feet. That Boeing 777 landed safely at Atlanta.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 777-236ER.

Cause of disaster: Fuel starvation caused by ice. 
3 "Pilot Betrayed" Scandinavian Airlines Flight 751 28 March 2011 (2011-03-28)[7]

On 27 December 1991, Scandinavian Airlines Flight 751, a McDonnell Douglas MD-81 crash-lands in Gottröra when both of the engines fail within 2 seconds. Incredibly, all onboard survive. Clear ice had been sucked into both, causing internal damage. A system known as Automatic Thrust Restoration (ATR) then increased output after the engines had been throttled back to idle in an attempt to save them. The ATR system's existence was not something the pilots were informed about.

Type of aircraft: McDonnell-Douglas MD-81.

Cause of disaster: Engine overload caused an override system's failure to account for contingencies. 
4 "Dead Tired" Colgan Air Flight 3407 21 March 2011 (2011-03-21)[7]

On 12 February 2009, Colgan Air Flight 3407 stalled at 2,200 feet and plunged into a residential area near Buffalo, New York. There were no survivors from the plane and 1 person on the ground is killed. Several critical errors made by the flight crew may have been the result of fatigue.

Type of aircraft: Bombardier DHC8-402 Q400.

Cause of disaster: Stall caused by pilot error. 
5 "Hudson River Runway" US Airways Flight 1549 14 March 2011 (2011-03-14)[7]

On 15 January 2009, an Airbus A320 operated by US Airways Flight 1549 encounters a bird strike with a flock of canada geese approximately 1.5 minutes after taking off from LaGuardia Airport in New York en route to Charlotte/Douglas Airport. The flight just lasted about 5 minutes when the plane ditched into the Hudson River, amazingly leaving all on board alive. The ditching is described as "the most successful ditching of all time" by the Guinness World Records.

Type of aircraft: Airbus A320-214.

Cause of disaster: Bird strike resulting in a dual engine failure. 
6 "Who's In Control?" Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 27 February 2011 (2011-02-27)

On 25 February 2009, Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 crashed 1.5 kilometers from the runway at Schiphol in Amsterdam after suffering a stall. Nine people were killed including the three cockpit crew. A faulty radio altimeter caused the plane's computer to automatically reduce engine throttle prematurely in anticipation of landing, and the flight crew failed to notice the drop in airspeed until it was too late.

Type of aircraft: Boeing 737-8F2.

Cause of disaster: Stall, Faulty radio altimeter, Pilot error. 

Season 11 (2011-2012)

The 11th season of Mayday began airing on 12 August 2011, with the episode "Deadly Reputation" on Discovery Channel Canada at 10:00 PM (EST). Three episodes have been shown so far, and two others on Continental Express Flight 2574 and British European Airways Flight 609 have been announced but haven't aired. According to the Toronto Film and Television office, filming of the episodes started on 28 March 2011 and will end on 31 December 2011.[12][13][14]

# Title Disaster(s) Original air date
1 "Deadly Reputation" TAM Airlines Flight 3054 12 August 2011 (2011-08-12)

On 17 July 2007, TAM Airlines Flight 3054 slid off runway 35L at Congonhas Airport and crashed at high speed into a TAM Express warehouse adjacent to a filling station and exploded. A total of 199 people aboard the plane and on the ground are killed. Incorrect engine throttle settings upon landing caused one engine to reverse thrust while the other increased power, causing a loss of control.

Type of aircraft: Airbus A320-233.

Cause of disaster: Pilot error, Runway overshoot. 
2 "The Plane That Flew Too High" West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 19 August 2011 (2011-08-19)

On 16 August 2005, West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 flew through a moderate hurricane. Because of that, the pilots divert their plane to Maracaibo to attempt an emergency landing. But then the pilots report that both engines have failed, it then stalls and crashes into a cattle farm in Venezuela. The cause of the crash was pilot error.

Type of aircraft: McDonnell Douglas MD-82.

Cause of disaster: Pilot error. 
3 "Split Decision" Arrow Air Flight 1285 26 August 2011 (2011-08-26)

On 12 December 1985, a charter flight carrying the 101st Airborne Division as Arrow Air Flight 1285 stalled and crashed just seconds after taking off from Gander International Airport in Newfoundland, Canada. All 256 people aboard the aircraft died.

Type of aircraft: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF.

Cause of disaster: Icing, On board fire, possible explosion per minority report. 

Season 12 (TBA 2012)

Season 12 has been greenlit by Cineflix. It will consist of 13 episodes, but the production and airing dates are unknown.


There have been nine spin-off episodes of Mayday including "Science of Disaster" (Season 6 and 8), "Crash Scene Investigation" a spin-off that investigates train and ship disasters (Season 3; episodes 2, 3 and 12) and "Crash of the Century" a 1 1/2 hour special investigating the Tenerife disaster.

Alternate Titles

This is a list of Alternate Titles that brodcasters use in Mayday for the Canadian (Original), UK, Australian and the US show.

Season 1

#  Canada (Original Title)  UK  Australia  US
1. "Racing the Storm" "Fatal Landing"
2. "Unlocking Disaster" "Ripped From the Sky"
3. "Flying on Empty"
4. "Fire on Board" "Fire in the Sky"
5. "Flying Blind"
6. "Cutting Corners" "Fatal Error"

Season 2

#  Canada (Original Title)  UK  Australia  US
1. "Blowout" "Ripped From the Cockpit"
2. "A Wounded Bird" "One Wing Flight"
3. "The Killing Machine" "Hijacked" Same as UK "Hijack Rescue"
4. "Lost" "Crash on the Mountain"
5. "Missing Over New York" "Deadly Delay" Same as UK
6. "Deadly Crossroads" "Mid-Air Collision" Same as UK "A Father's Revenge"

Season 3

#  Canada (Original Title)  UK  Australia  US
1. "Mistaken Identity"
2. "Collision Course" "Greek Ferry Disaster" "Express Samina"
3. "Head-On Collision" "Impact on the Rails"
4. "Out of Control"
5. "Attack Over Baghdad"
6. "Ocean Landing" "African Hijack" Same as UK
7. "Kid in the Cockpit"
8. "Death and Deanial" "EgyptAir 990" Same as UK
9. "Fight for Your Life" "Suicide Attack" Same as UK
10. "Helicopter Down"
11. "Hanging by a Thread"
12. "Runaway Train" "Unstoppable Train"
13. "Bomb on Board"

Season 4

#  Canada (Original Title)  UK  Australia  US
1. "Desperate Escape" "Miracle Escape" Same as UK
2. "Falling from the Sky" "All Engines Failed!"
3. "Fire Fight" "Fiery Landing"
4. "Final Approach" "Blind Landing" "Missed Approach"
5. "Hidden Danger" "Mystery Crashes"
6. "Panic Over the Pacific" "6 Mile Plunge"
7. "Vertigo" "Desperate Dive" Same as UK "Deadly Disorientation"
8. "Ghost Plane" "Unconscious Pilot"
9. "Out of Sight" "Collision Over LA"
10. "Fog of War" "Flight 21 is Missing" "Inbound" "Crash in Croatia"

Season 5

#  Canada (Original Title)  UK  Australia  US
1. "Behind Closed Doors"
2. "Gimli Glider" "Deadly Glide" "Miracle Flight"
3. "Invisible Killer" "Slammed To The Ground" Same as UK
4. "Fanning the Flames" "Cargo Conspiracy" "Mystery Fire"
5. "Dead Weight
6. "Southern Storm"
7. "Air India: Explosive Evidence" "Explosive Evidence" Same as UK
8. "Mixed Signals" "The Plane That Wouldn't Talk" Same as UK
9. "Fatal Distraction" "Who's at the Controls?"
10. "Phantom Strike" "Radio Silence" "Death Over the Amazon"

Season 6 (Special)

#  Canada (Original Title)  UK  Australia  US
1. "Ripped Apart"
2. "Fatal Flaw" "Fatal Fix" Same as UK
3. "Who's Flying the Plane?"

Season 7

#  Canada (Original Title)  UK  Australia  US
1. "Scratching the Surface" "Shattered in Seconds" Same as UK
2. "Lockerbie Disaster" "Lockerbie" Same as UK "Explosive Device"
3. "Blown Apart" "Deadly Prize" "Silent Killer"
4. "Operation Babylift"
5. "Sight Unseen" "Head-On Collsion" "Collsion Course"
6. "Flight 574: Lost" "The Plane That Vanished" Same as UK "Lost in Space"
7. "Frozen in Flight" "Deep Freeze"
8. "Falling Fast" "Ditch the Plane" Same as UK

Season 8 (Special)

#  Canada (Original Title)  UK  Australia  US
1. "System Breakdown" "Communication Breakdown"
2. "Cruel Skies" "Deadly Storms"

Season 9

#  Canada (Original Title)  UK  Australia  US
1. "Panic on the Runway" "Manchester Runway Disaster"
2. "Alarming Silence" "Cockpit Chaos" Same as UK
3. "Pilot vs. Plane"
4. "Cleared for Disaster"
5. "Target is Destroyed"
6. "Cold Case" "Snowbound"
7. "The Final Blow" "Crashed and Missing" "Invisible Mountain"
8. "Cracks in the System" "Beach Crash" "Miami Mystery"

Season 10

#  Canada (Original Title)  UK  Australia  US
1. "Cockpit Failure"
2. "The Heathrow Enigma" "Heathrow Crash Landing"
3. "Pilot Betrayed"
4. "Dead Tired" "Stalled in the Sky"
5. "Hudson River Runway" "Hudson Splash Down"
6. "Who's In Control?"

Season 11

#  Canada (Original Title)  UK  Australia  US
1. "Deadly Reputation" TBA TBA TBA
2. "The Plane That Flew Too High" TBA TBA TBA
3. "Split Decision TBA TBA TBA
4. "Break Up Over Texas" TBA TBA TBA

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mayday premieres on Discovery, Wednesday, September 3 at 10 p.m." (Press release). Cineflix. 14 August 2003. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mayday - Popular Cineflix series returns to Discovery Channel with two new back-to-back episodes, Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 8 pm ET" (Press release). Cineflix. 1 December 2004. 
  3. ^ a b c "A New Season of Mayday Takes Flight, April 15 on Discovery Channel" (Press release). Discovery Channel Canada. 30 March 2007. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Discovery Channel Sends Out a Mayday Call – Season 5 Launches with Air India Tragedy, April 9" (Press release). Discovery Channel Canada. 25 March 2008. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Never Take a Safe Landing For Granted Again – Discovery Channel Presents Season 7 of MAYDAY and DAILY PLANET’s "Flying Things Week" in November" (Press release). Discovery Channel Canada. 15 October 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Buckled In and Cabin Baggage Safely Stowed, MAYDAY returns to Discovery Channel for a 9th Season, Sept. 8" (Press release). Discovery Channel Canada. 13 August 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Air Crash Investigation TV Listing (UK)". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Catastrophes in the Sky – Back-to-Back Mayday Specials Reveal How Decompression Disasters and Aircraft Flaws Inspire Aviation Safety Measures, Dec. 16 on Discovery Channel" (Press release). Discovery Channel Canada. 22 November 2007. 
  9. ^ "The Perilous Balance Between Pilot Skill and Cutting-Edge Aviation Technology Featured in Mayday: "Who’s Flying the Plane," March 2 on Discovery Channel" (Press release). Discovery Channel Canada. 14 February 2008. 
  10. ^ "MAYDAY: LOCKERBIE DISASTER Takes A Look At The Tragedy of Flight 103 – 20 Years Later" (Press release). Discovery Channel Canada. 5 November 2009. 
  11. ^ "Air Crash Investigation TV Listing (Australia)". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "Mayday: Air Disaster". Cineflix Rights. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
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