Mayday

About the show

Statistically, traveling by airplane is safer than driving and other forms of transportation, but when something goes wrong during a flight, it can be catastrophic with potentially hundreds of lives at stake. This series examines some of the world's worst air disasters, using official reports, transcripts and interviews with people involved to tell the stories of midair mishaps and discover what went wrong in each case. 

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Upcoming episodes

Feb 25th
700a

Flying Blind

An Air Transat Airbus runs out of fuel over the Atlantic and has to glide to a power-free landing. MAYDAY explores the causes that contributed to this near catastrophe and shows how the crew managed to glide to a safe landing.
Feb 25th
300p

Flying Blind

An Air Transat Airbus runs out of fuel over the Atlantic and has to glide to a power-free landing. MAYDAY explores the causes that contributed to this near catastrophe and shows how the crew managed to glide to a safe landing.
Feb 25th
1100p

Flying Blind

An Air Transat Airbus runs out of fuel over the Atlantic and has to glide to a power-free landing. MAYDAY explores the causes that contributed to this near catastrophe and shows how the crew managed to glide to a safe landing.
Mar 4th
700a

Cutting Corners

Shortly after Air Alaska Flight 261 takes off from Puerta Vallarta the stabilizer – which controls the angle of the plane in flight – malfunctions. The pilots struggle to control the nose-diving plane but it rolls and dives into the ocean. The eighty-eight passengers and crew on board die. MAYDAY tells the story of how maintenance errors can lead to fatal crashes
Mar 4th
300p

Cutting Corners

Shortly after Air Alaska Flight 261 takes off from Puerta Vallarta the stabilizer – which controls the angle of the plane in flight – malfunctions. The pilots struggle to control the nose-diving plane but it rolls and dives into the ocean. The eighty-eight passengers and crew on board die. MAYDAY tells the story of how maintenance errors can lead to fatal crashes
Mar 4th
1100p

Cutting Corners

Shortly after Air Alaska Flight 261 takes off from Puerta Vallarta the stabilizer – which controls the angle of the plane in flight – malfunctions. The pilots struggle to control the nose-diving plane but it rolls and dives into the ocean. The eighty-eight passengers and crew on board die. MAYDAY tells the story of how maintenance errors can lead to fatal crashes