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The dramatic documentary follows an international team of scientists, experts and elite pilots as they deliberately crash land a 170-seat Boeing 727 passenger jet to provide a once-in-a-generation chance to study the mechanics of a plane crash in real time.


The documentary recreated a common type of crash - a serious, but survivable 'forced landing' - in order to study the crashworthiness of the aircraft's airframe and cabin, examine the impact of crashes on the human body, and look for possible means of increasing passenger survivability.

Directors Ben Lawrie, Richard Max 

Exec Producers Sanjay Singhal, Simon Dickson, Claire Wingate

Dragonfly Film and Television Productions

Channel 4/Discovery 90mins 2012

Nominated for a Specialist Factual BAFTA TV Award  2013, an  RTS Award as well as two nominations at the Broadcast Awards 2014 for Best Documentary and Best Original Programme.


The Times - "Genuinely spectacular"

The Mail on Sunday  - “An investigative science

documentary of jaw-dropping vision and ambition”


The Guardian - " Compelling viewing"


The Sun -  “One of the most spectacular sights you will ever see on TV”

Daily Telegraph “It’s extraordinary television – mesmerising and terrifying.  Strangely exciting too…” 


Observer - “Riveting”


The Mail on Sunday - ★ ★ ★ ★


Daily Express - ★ ★ ★ ★


TV Times - ★ ★ ★ ★

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