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Air Crash Investigation

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    National Geographic Channel
  • Last episode S17E20 aired 2018-09-10
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aired 2018-09-10 (1 month ago)
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Season: 17 | Episode: 20
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Revealing the dark truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time, Mayday investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why. Based on cockpit voice recorders, accident reports and eyewitness accounts, every episode also features interviews, state-of-the-art CGI and gripping reenactments.

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