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Preview thumbnail for video'Did tension between this flight crew lead to disaster?
Did tension between this flight crew lead to disaster? (3:53)
Preview thumbnail for video'The deadly surprise that awaited U.S. troops on Saipan
The deadly surprise that awaited U.S. troops on Saipan (3:31)
Preview thumbnail for video'This crash site was a major challenge for investigators to reach
This crash site was a major challenge for investigators to reach (3:45)
Preview thumbnail for video'This famous Pacific battle is captured in stunning detail
This famous Pacific battle is captured in stunning detail (3:21)
Preview thumbnail for video'How NASA Crew Members Reacted to the Space Launch
How NASA Crew Members Reacted to the Space Launch (2:56)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did an old accident cause this plane to crash 14 years later?
Did an old accident cause this plane to crash 14 years later? (3:57)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Hollywood encouraged military service during World War II
How Hollywood encouraged military service during World War II (2:38)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did terrorists bring down this Russia-bound flight?
Did terrorists bring down this Russia-bound flight? (4:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'The weird thrills that Americans pursued in the 1920s
The weird thrills that Americans pursued in the 1920s (3:13)
Preview thumbnail for video'The first Indy 500 had its share of thrills and spills
The first Indy 500 had its share of thrills and spills (1:51)
Preview thumbnail for video'This swarm of mayflies is big enough to fool weather satellites
This swarm of mayflies is big enough to fool weather satellites (3:09)
Preview thumbnail for video'A deadly leak on Apollo 13 endangers the entire mission
A deadly leak on Apollo 13 endangers the entire mission (4:16)
Preview thumbnail for video'Crossing off reasons why TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crashed
Crossing off reasons why TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crashed (3:14)
Preview thumbnail for video'The New Year's attack that turned the tide of the Vietnam War
The New Year's attack that turned the tide of the Vietnam War (2:48)
Preview thumbnail for video'A U.S. soldier in Iraq turns to a Vietnam vet for answers
A U.S. soldier in Iraq turns to a Vietnam vet for answers (3:56)
Preview thumbnail for video'An incorrect turn ends in a deadly disaster
An incorrect turn ends in a deadly disaster (3:45)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did a faulty thrust reverser bring down Flight 1016?
Did a faulty thrust reverser bring down Flight 1016? (2:49)
Preview thumbnail for video'The superstitions surrounding Apollo 13
The superstitions surrounding Apollo 13 (1:52)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why did this pilot land in the middle of a violent storm?
Why did this pilot land in the middle of a violent storm? (3:35)
Preview thumbnail for video'How a Navy wife saved her POW husband in Vietnam
How a Navy wife saved her POW husband in Vietnam (4:35)
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)