Seconds From Disaster
2022 05 28 19 00
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.
2022 05 28 20 00
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.
2022 06 04 18 00
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.
2022 06 04 19 00
The Deepwater Horizon rig has finished drilling the Macondo Well for BP in the Gulf of Mexico.
2022 06 04 20 00
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.
2022 06 11 18 00
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.
2022 06 11 19 00
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.
2022 06 11 20 00
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.
2022 06 18 18 00
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.
2022 06 18 19 00
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.