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The Deadliest Plane Crash

Season 33, Episode 15 of 19

NOVA investigates the collision of two Boeing 747 airliners on the runway at a tiny airport in the Canary Islands -- in which 583 passengers and crew died. With heart-breaking survivor interviews and authentic reenactments, "The Deadliest Plane Crash " pieces together the clues that led to a fatal take-off decision by the highly experienced captain of the KLM 747, who couldn't see the Pan Am 747 still parked on the runway, lost in the fog ahead of him.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
8/11/2009
8 p.m.
8/12/2009
1 a.m.
8/14/2009
11 p.m.
8/15/2009
4 a.m.
10/8/2009
2 p.m.
7/13/2010
8 p.m.
7/14/2010
1 a.m.
7/18/2010
4 p.m.
2/16/2011
10 p.m.
2/17/2011
3 a.m.
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