Air Crash Investigation

Flying on Empty

Series 1 - Episode 6 Flying on Empty

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Summary

The events on board a Canadian Air Transat Airbus that began leaking fuel over the Atlantic in 2001. The engines stopped and pilots effectively operated the plane as a glider, before managing a violent landing in which eight tyres were blown - but the lives of 306 passengers and crew were saved.

Cast & Crew

Director Bernard Vaillot
Writer Bernard Vaillot
Writer Andrew Weir
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