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Preview thumbnail for video'How this tour guide's mistake saved his group's lives
How this tour guide's mistake saved his group's lives (3:54)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why were these pilots slow to respond to Air Traffic Control?
Why were these pilots slow to respond to Air Traffic Control? (3:09)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did wake vortex cause Flight 3272 to lose control?
Did wake vortex cause Flight 3272 to lose control? (2:13)
Preview thumbnail for video'NTSB investigator suspects this plane's propellers failed
NTSB investigator suspects this plane's propellers failed (2:17)
Preview thumbnail for video'Up your odds of surviving a plane crash with this simple tip
Up your odds of surviving a plane crash with this simple tip (1:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why you should always keep your seatbelt fastened when flying
Why you should always keep your seatbelt fastened when flying (1:06)
Preview thumbnail for video'How air conditioning caused TWA Flight 800 to explode
How air conditioning caused TWA Flight 800 to explode (3:59)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did this pilot crash Flight 5719 out of anger?
Did this pilot crash Flight 5719 out of anger? (3:20)
Preview thumbnail for video'TWA Flight 800 explodes over the Atlantic near New York
TWA Flight 800 explodes over the Atlantic near New York (3:07)
Preview thumbnail for video'Could a cockpit recording reveal why Flight 5719 lost altitude?
Could a cockpit recording reveal why Flight 5719 lost altitude? (2:54)
Preview thumbnail for video'The intense dogfight between a U.S. pilot and an Iraqi MiG
The intense dogfight between a U.S. pilot and an Iraqi MiG (3:36)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Moon landing was a disaster...almost
The Moon landing was a disaster...almost (4:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'This secret program helped U.S. pilots defeat MiGs
This secret program helped U.S. pilots defeat MiGs (2:26)
Preview thumbnail for video'A cockpit designed to crash
A cockpit designed to crash (3:26)
Preview thumbnail for video'Fatal combination for Arrow Air Flight 1285
Fatal combination for Arrow Air Flight 1285 (4:01)
Preview thumbnail for video'How to Land a Boeing 777 Without Any Engines
How to Land a Boeing 777 Without Any Engines (3:58)
Preview thumbnail for video'Mavens Mission to Mars
Mavens Mission to Mars (2:37)
Preview thumbnail for video'Attempted murder at 19,000 feet in the air.
Attempted murder at 19,000 feet in the air. (4:04)
Preview thumbnail for video'What the Oregon Trail Looks Like Today From Above
What the Oregon Trail Looks Like Today From Above (2:10)
Preview thumbnail for video'Balancing the Belly of a Giant Plane
Balancing the Belly of a Giant Plane (2:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Surviving a Plane Crash in the Swiss Alps
Surviving a Plane Crash in the Swiss Alps (2:39)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did you know assault drones were used in WWII?
Did you know assault drones were used in WWII? (1:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'A Highflying Time Machine
A Highflying Time Machine (2:23)
Preview thumbnail for video'How 1950s Las Vegas sold atomic bomb tests as tourism
How 1950s Las Vegas sold atomic bomb tests as tourism (1:30)
Preview thumbnail for video'Preparing for nuclear Armageddon
Preparing for nuclear Armageddon (1:55)
Preview thumbnail for video'Aerial America: Amazing Destinations
Aerial America: Amazing Destinations (2:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'9/11: Stories in Fragments
9/11: Stories in Fragments (2:09)
Preview thumbnail for video'How they caught the Lindbergh babys kidnapper
How they caught the Lindbergh babys kidnapper (3:28)
Preview thumbnail for video'The invisible iceberg
The invisible iceberg (3:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'Revolutionary reusability
Revolutionary reusability (2:51)