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Old 12-03-2007, 18:12   #1
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Seconds From Disaster - New Series - Starts Tues March 13th on Nat Geo

Here we go again :-) Not sure how many episodes there will be, but this is the low down so far.

Mind you I am sure the Shuttle one has been on before

Oh and don't forget you also have the +1 channel

Comet Air Crash

In early 1954, one of the world’s first passenger jet airliners, the British-made de Havilland Comet, crashes into the Mediterranean 20 minutes after leaving Rome for London. Post-mortem examinations show that many of the 35 people who died suffered highly unusual injuries. Investigators hoped to find answers by piecing together the plane. Three months later a second Comet crashes and victims exhibit the same bizarre injury patterns. What brought down the Comets, and what could have caused such strange injuries?

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Sun March 18th @ 21:00
Mon March 19th @ 00:00
Tues March 20th @ 22:00
Wed March 21st @ 01:00
Wed March 21st @ 17:00
Sat March 31st @ 17:00
Sat March 31st @ 20:00
Tues April 17th @ 23:00
Wed April 18th @ 16:00

Montserrat

With its crisp sandy beaches, fertile greenery and picturesque scenery, Montserrat is a true Caribbean paradise. The tiny island suffers a fright in 1995 when its Soufriere Hills Volcano erupts for the first time in over 300 years. Experts establish an exclusion zone around the volcano but on June 25, 1997 it erupts again, expelling tonnes of lava, killing 19 people and devastating several villages. We re-enact the final moments before tragedy struck.

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Tues March 20th @ 21:00
Wed March 21st @ 00:00
Wed March 21st @ 16:00
Sun March 25th @ 21:00
Mon March 26th @ 00:00
Tues March 27th @ 22:00
Wed March 28th @ 01:00
Wed March 28th @ 17:00
Tues April 17th @ 17:00
Thurs April 19th @ 23:00
Fri April 27th @ 13:00

Chicago Flight 191

On 25 May, 1979, a McDonell Douglas - DC10 aircraft, packed with holiday and business travellers takes off from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in the U.S. Only 31 seconds after take-off, the plane loses power from one of its engines and crashes into a nearby trailer park, taking the lives of 273 people. Hundreds of witnesses claim to have seen an engine separate from the wing upon take-off, but the three-engine DC10 should have been able to fly using just one engine. What caused the pilots of the DC 10 to lose control of their plane so quickly? Join us as we unlock the mystery behind one of America’s most catastrophic air accidents.

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Tues March 27th @ 21:00
Wed March 28th @ 00:00
Wed March 28th @ 10:00
Wed March 28th @ 16:00
Sun April 1st @ 21:00
Mon April 2nd @ 01:00
Tues April 3rd @ 22:00
Wed April 4th @ 00:00
Wed April 4th @ 16:00
Wed April 18th @ 09:00
Fri April 20th @ 23:00
Tues April 24th @ 16:00
Thurs April 26th @ 13:00

Texas Refinery Disaster

Texas City houses one of America’s largest oil refineries, which covers 500 hectares and produces more than 41 million litres of gasoline per day. On March 23, 2005 at 1.20pm, a huge explosion rocks the plant. Fifteen people are killed and 170 injured in a blast that is felt a full eight kilometres away. As the debris clears and the refinery’s owner, BP, is hit by a series of multi-million-dollar lawsuits, the terrible truth emerges: the disaster is the result of a tragic error during routine maintenance work.

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Wed March 21st @ 21:00
Thurs March 22nd @ 00:00
Tues April 17th @ 09:00
Wed April 18th @ 23:00

Space Shuttle Challenger

Excitement and anticipation surrounds the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, U.S. This momentous endeavour would mark the first time that any civilian has been flown into space. On 28 January, 1986, school children and others watch eagerly on the ground and on television, as school teacher Christa McAuliffe prepares to become the first civilian to join the astronauts. At 11:38 AM, Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off, barrelling towards the atmosphere. However, a mere 73 seconds later, onlookers and the nation watch in horror when the shuttle is suddenly engulfed in flames and breaks apart in the sky. A full-scale enquiry of the crash is launched with NASA officials searching for clues to the shuttle’s explosion, desperate to answer the most agonizing question: could this tragedy have been prevented?

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Tues April 3rd @ 21:00
Wed April 4th @ 00:00
Wed April 4th @ 16:00
Sun April 8th @ 21:00
Mon April 9th @ 00:00
Tues April 10th @ 22:00
Wed April 11th @ 01:00
Wed April 11th @ 17:00
Sat April 21st @ 20:00

Tornado Outbreak

On 3 April, 1974, the United States’ ‘Tornado Alley’ region experiences the full force of Mother Nature’s raw power when a single storm system causes an astonishing 148 tornadoes to touch down in thirteen states in just one day. Several of these storms are F-5 strength, the strongest storms on Earth with winds up to 511 kilometres per hour. The tornadoes rip through quiet rural communities and bustling towns, leaving paths of destruction in their wake. When the weather finally clears, 330 people are dead and more than 5,400 people are injured, causing more than Ł342 (US $660) million in damage. Top meteorologists from around the country must work together to identify how all of these tornadoes could have developed in hopes of creating better warning systems. What they find revolutionizes understanding of a tornado’s structure and modernizes tornado warning procedures.

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Tues April 10th @ 21:00
Wed April 11th @ 00:00
Wed April 11th @ 16:00
Thurs April 12th @ 21:00

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Old 12-03-2007, 19:14   #2
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Good stuff as usual moviesuk, will keep an eye out for these
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Old 12-03-2007, 19:26   #3
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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Oooh, cool.

Is this like aircrash investigations?
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It is along the same lines although this series features not only on aircraft and the like but other modes of transport and other major incidents. If you like Aircrash investigations then you should like this series as well.
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Cool.

I love this forum - I normally don't watch much telly, but pretty much everything I do watch comes off here
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Looking forward to the last one.
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Ooh, there is some good stuff there (although it does seem a little odd to say that about a show documenting disasters ).

Anyway, i'm especially looking forward to the BP Texas blast and the tornado alley ones

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Dvd?

I the TV series Seconds From Disaster available on DVD? I have not found this anywhere
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