Air Crash In­ves­ti­ga­tion

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Wed­nes­day, 6.30pm, Nat Geo Un­like MH370, at least this near-tragedy had a happy end­ing. On June 8, 1983, Reeve Aleu­tian Air­ways Flight 8’s pro­pel­ler sep­a­rated from the air­craft and tore a hole in the fuse­lage 19,000 feet above the Pa­cific Ocean, caus­ing an ex­plo­sive de­com­pres­sion and loss of con­trol.

Fight For Con­trol re­lives the in­ci­dent as the pi­lots (“I wish I’d called in sick,” quips one later) lose the abil­ity to steer and can fly only in a straight line. As the oxy­gen starts to run out, they bat­tle for con­trol and fi­nally man­age to land the air­craft at Anchorage, Alaska. All on board sur­vived.

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