Seconds From Disaster

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May 28th
700p

Mountain Tsunami

In 1960 construction of Europe's tallest dam is completed in in the Vajont Valley in Northern Italy - the jewel in the crown of an ambitious hydro-electric generation scheme.
May 28th
800p

Waco Cult

Waco, Texas. On February 28th 1993 the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms raid a compound belonging to a religious cult called the Branch Davidians.
Jun 4th
600p

Fukushima

In March 2011, at 14:46 local time, Japan is rocked by the largest ever earthquake in its recorded history. The devastation is shocking but there is still worse to come.
Jun 4th
700p

Deepwater Horizon

The Deepwater Horizon rig has finished drilling the Macondo Well for BP in the Gulf of Mexico.
Jun 4th
800p

Mumbai Massacre

Seconds from Disaster reveals the failings that allowed 10 terrorists free reign of India's largest city - killing at will - in front of the world's cameras for nearly 3 horrifying days.
Jun 11th
600p

Jonestowen Cult Suicide

A festival like atmosphere at the outset belies an aura of fear and requests to defect with Ryan and his entourage. Moments before their departure the next day they are gunned down at the airport.
Jun 11th
700p

Fire in the Cockpit

On September 2nd 1998, Swissair Flight 111 came crashing into the Atlantic Ocean near Canada's eastern coastline. All 229 people on board were killed instantly by the impact.
Jun 11th
800p

Black Hawk Down

Seconds from Disaster reveals how a US mission in Somalia quickly turns from a raid to a search and rescue effort leaving 18 American soldiers dead and another 84 injured.
Jun 18th
600p

Into the Death Zone

Over two days in spring of 1996, 8 climbers died on the descent from Mount Everest. A fierce storm, hubris and ambition and a series of errors contributed to make this the deadliest day in the history of the mountain.
Jun 18th
700p

Terrified Over Tokyo

When a Boeing 747 crashes into a remote mountain-side 45 minutes after take off in 1985, investigators are left baffled. This is the deadliest single-aircraft accident in aviation history, with 520 passengers and crew left dead.