Air Disasters

Air Disasters

Available on iTunes, Smithsonian Channel, Hulu
North Sea Nightmare S16, E1: On a challenging descent into the Staring down a thunderstorm en route to the Shetland Islands, a modern turboprop is struck by a blinding bolt of lightning. Suddenly, the plane plunges towards the North Sea at 350 MPH. The pilots barely regain control of the aircraft but must race to the nearest airport immediately before it nosedives again. Witness the harrowing flight of Logan Air Flight 6780 and follow investigators as they struggle to explain how a lightning strike, which planes are designed to withstand, could have caused the turboprop to behave the way it did.
Starring Stephen Bogaert, Bill Ratner, Jonathan Aris