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Escape! Because Accidents Happen -- Plane Crash

Program Overview


How do military jet pilots survive ejection at 500 miles per hour? What makes the cabin of many modern commercial planes potentially lethal? What is the most deadly element of a plane crash? How will past airplane tragedies reduce future fatalities? NOVA offers these answers and more as it reviews the evolution of aircraft and passenger safety.

There will always be aircraft accidents. The goal is finding ways to make them survivable. Re-creations, archival footage, and interviews are used to bring aviation history to life.

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