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On Halloween night in 1979, a DC-10 making a routine red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Mexico City encountered a catastrophic problem just as they were touching down at their final destination. The plane briefly lifted back up into the air before slamming to the ground and bursting into flames, killing most of the passengers and crew. This is the …
 
Just one month after 9/11 ANOTHER airplane crashed into the citizens of Queens, New York. The investigation concluded that it wasn’t caused by terrorism, but blamed the first officer’s flying skills. Was it really his fault though? This is the TRUE story of what happened to American Airlines flight 587 in November 2001. Please help me by supporting…
 
In November 1971 a passenger on a short flight in the Pacific Northwest told a flight attendant he had a bomb in his briefcase. They ended up giving him $200k ($1.5 million in 2022) in ransom and some parachutes. He took them, jumped out the back of the plane over the Oregon wilderness, and has NEVER been caught! This is the true story of the hijac…
 
On Feb 24, 1989 a United Airlines Boeing 747 was suddenly shaken by a loud explosion followed by complete chaos. A giant hole had formed on the right side of the fuselage, & sadly several rows of seats were blown out of the cabin. 9 passengers lost their lives that day, but why? The NTSB first said it was human error, but 2 years later new evidence…
 
On October 20, 1977, southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd boarded the rickety old airplane they’d chartered for their Street Survivors U.S. tour. But they never made it to their destination. The plane crashed into a swamp in Mississippi which killed 6 of the people on board. Why? What happened? And how did it affect the band in the following decades? …
 
On February 2nd, 1959, three rock n' roll stars decided to charter a private plane to get them to their next show since they were sick of their buses always breaking down. The private pilot they hired hadn't passed his IFR practical test yet, and the weather went from bad to worse. This is the story of the tragic deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Vale…
 
On August 12th, 1985 a fully loaded Boeing 747 experienced an on-board explosion just 12 minutes into the flight. The pilots soon realized they had little to no control over the plane, but they managed to keep it airborne for almost 30 minutes before crashing into a mountainside. All the while, the passengers and crew had to endure the gut wrenchin…
 
On March 3rd, 1974 a brand new McDonnell Douglas DC-10 took off from Paris, France and crashed in a forest less than 10 minutes later, killing all on board. The manufacturers knew their plane had a deadly design flaw, but they rushed it to market anyway. They gambled with the lives of 346 people, and lost. This is the story of what happened to Turk…
 
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