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Behind Closed Doors

"June 12, 1972 – The crew of American Airlines flight 96 is preparing their brand new DC-10 for the short flight from Detroit, Michigan, to Buffalo, New York. A billion dollar investment by manufacturer McDonnell Douglas, this plane is the latest advance in passenger jets. It’s so new that neither the pilot nor co-pilot has more than 75 hours experience flying the aircraft.Within minutes of take-off, an explosion rips a gaping hole in the cabin. The plane begins falling out of the sky and the pilots struggle to safely land the crippled aircraft. The badly damaged plane roars back to the Detroit airport. After a harrowing touchdown, the jet comes to a stop just 300 meters from the end of the runway.As investigators search the damaged plane for clues, they quickly conclude that the design of the DC-10’s rear cargo door is to blame. The locking device is faulty. It’s possible for baggage handlers to believe the door is properly locked, when it isn’t. Investigators recommend several changes that would make the door safe.Paris, France. March 3, 1974. It has been two years since the earlier incident, and more than 50 DC-10s are in the skies around the world. Turkish Airlines flight 981 is filled to capacity and ready to fly to London. Just after 12:30pm, the plane lifts off and begins climbing. But when the aircraft reaches 11,000 feet, a huge explosion blows out the plane’s cargo door. The cabin floor collapses, damaging many of the hydraulic cables that allow pilots to control the plane. The plane plummets, nose first towards the ground. Just nine minutes after takeoff, the plane hits the ground at almost 800kilometres an hour, virtually disintegrating on impact. All 346 people on board are killed. At the time, it’s the worst crash in aviation history.As investigators comb through the wreckage, they reach a startling conclusion. In a repeat of the Detroit incident, the cargo door of the Turkish Airlines flight had not been properly secured. The accident could have — and should have — been prevented. But why hadn’t the problem with the DC-10’s cargo door been fixed in the two years leading up to the crash?The answer was simple but horrifying. The changes that investigators had recommended had not been made. The very same design flaw had once again caused a cargo door to blow out in mid flight. A small support plate, which was supposed to ensure that the door was properly locked, was never installed. Vents that would have prevented the cabin floor from collapsing were never added to this plane. Further investigation revealed that the U-S Federal Aviation Administration never issued a directive forcing McDonnell Douglas to make the recommended changes. At the time there were concerns that a high profile design flaw would cast a shadow over the DC-10. The FAA took McDonnell Douglas’ word that they would make the changes. After the Paris crash, the Federal Aviation Administration did issue the issue the directive which ensured that the DC-10’s door would never again open up in the air. "
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Ka-Chingaladas!

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Episode 4

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Episode 5

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