Air Crash Investigation
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.