Revealing the dark truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time, Mayday investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why. Based on cockpit voice recorders, accident reports and eyewitness accounts, every episode also features interviews, state-of-the-art CGI and gripping reenactments.
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Season 9Netflix | Smithsonian | Rent or Buy
Season 10Smithsonian | Rent or Buy
S10 E03Mar 13, 2011
Cockpit Failure (Crossair Flight 3597) Mar 13, 2011 On 24 November 2001, Crossair Flight 3597 crashes into a hill during final approach to Zurich, killing 24 of the 33 passengers and crew members on board. The cause of the crash was the pilot descending the aircraft below the minimum safe altitude for the approach.
S10 E05Mar 22, 2011
Dead Tired (Colgan Air Flight 3407) Mar 22, 2011 On 12 February 2009, Colgan Air Flight 3407 stalls at low altitude and dives into a residential area near Buffalo, New York. All on board and one person on the ground are killed. Several critical errors made by the flight crew might have been the result of their fatigue.