Air Crash Investigation
Monday, 5.30pm, National Geographic Best not to watch this riveting series just before you head for the check-in counter. Change channels if you’re scared of flying. For the rest of us, following forensic efforts to trace the cause of an air disaster makes fascinating viewing. This series, launched in 2002 in Canada, uses re-enactments, interviews, witness testimony, computergenerated imagery and, where possible, cockpit voice recordings to reconstruct the sequence of events that led to the crash. Tonight’s episode examines the Singapore Airlines flight 006 that crashed during take-off in Taiwan in 2000. The impending typhoon is blamed at first, but tyre marks on the runway lead investigators to another conclusion.