Air Crash Detectives

September 2017

S1 Ep5 - Conspiracy Or Confusion? Naper28: Death On The Great Plains

Expired 3.0 10 x
August 3rd, 1944 – a C-47 transport plane, with a crew of four, is ferrying 24 trainee P-47 fighter pilots from Nebraska to South Dakotan for advanced training. The pilot is forced to try and find a way through a wide storm front as the weather conditions conspire against him. But the plane is engulthed in a violent storm. There is a lightning flash and witnesses see the aircraft plummet to the ground killing all 28 passengers and crew onboard. This was one of the worse single US plane crashes ...

S1 Ep4 - Turweston Crash, The: Death In The Moonlight

Expired 3.0 4 x
In the early hours of 8th July 1944, a normally quiet part of rural Northamptonshire was a hive of activity as the 17 twinned engine Wellington bombers rumbled down the runway of their Turweston airfield home. The Wellington of Pilot Officer Searles and his six strong crew took to the air, but as they climbed into the inky darkness a fireball erupted. Searle’s Wellington had collided with another, and the two bombers crashed to the ground in flames. Both crews were killed instantly. Thirteen yo...
August 2017

S1 Ep2 - Sikorski's Last Flight

Expired 3.0 7 x
4 July 1943 – 11:07pm: A plane takes o ff carrying General Władysław Sikorski, Prime Minister of Poland's London-based government in exile and Commander-in-Chief of its armed forces, returning from visiting Polish troops in the Middle East. On take-off, the aircraft suddenly loses height and crashes into the harbour. The 62-year-old Polish general is killed, along with 15 others. The sole survivor is the Czech-born pilot, Eduard Prchal, who is rescued by an RAF launch. The bodies of five passen...

S1 Ep1 - Lost And Confused: Sharp Top Mountain B-52 Crash

Expired 3.0 2 x
On a cold dark night in February, 1943, five trainees aboard a B-25 Mitchell Bomber struggle to find their bearings. Confused at their exact whereabouts the aircraft finally slams into Sharp Top Mountain high above the American town of Bedford in Virginia. It was the third training crash in the area that night – and the worse. What really caused this accident? Was it because of "Pilot Error", equipment failure, bad weather, or could the mission have been doomed from the beginning? We join ent...

S1 Ep6 - The Duke Of Kent Crash

Expired 3.0 12 x
A Short Sunderland Flying Boat slams into Eagle Rock, a remote hillside in the far north of Scotland, killing fourteen people on board. Miraculously, there is one survivor. But among the dead is His Royal Highness Prince George the Duke of Kent, the brother of King George VI. This episode attempt to get to the truth behind the infamous Eagle Rock crash which claimed the life of the ‘Forgotten’ Prince – the Royal brother with the unfortunate lifestyle and inconvenient politics. From the crash si...