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Mayday, also known as Air Crash Investigation(s) in the United Kingdom, Australia and Asia and Air Emergency and Air Disasters in the United States, is a Canadian documentary television program produced by Cineflix investigating air crashes, near-crashes, fires, hijackings, bombings and other disasters. It reveals events that led up to each disaster, the causes of the incidents and the measures recommended in the report by the NTSB or the investigating Commission to prevent a similar incident happening again. It features re-enactments, interviews, eyewitness testimony, computer-generated imagery, and in some episodes cockpit voice recordings were used to reconstruct the sequence of events to the audiences.

As of Febuary 17, 2012, a total of 83 episodes of Mayday have aired including five "Science of Disaster" specials and three "Crash Scene Investigation" spin-offs.

Season 5 (2007)Edit

# Title= Disaster(s) Original air date
01 "Ripped Apart" 781, 201, 243, 5390, 811 and 522 December 16, 2007[1]
ShortSummary = This special looked at accidents and incidents where pressurization failure or explosive decompression played a part.

Type of aircraft: BO 781 and SA 201: de Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 AQ 243: Boeing 737-200, BA 5390: BAC-111-528FL, UA 811: Boeing 747-100, ZU 522 : Boeing 737-300.
Cause of disasters: BO 781 and SA 201: In-flight metal fatigue, breakup, AQ 243: Metal fatigue, BA 5390: Faulty maintenance, UA 811: Cargo door failure, ZU 522: Pilot incapacitation.

# Title= Disaster(s) Original air date
02 "Fatal Flaw" Flights 261, 123, 529, 111, 585, 427 and 517 December 16, 2007[1]
ShortSummary = This special looked at accidents caused by seemingly minor defects or errors.

Type of aircraft: AS 261: McDonnell Douglas MD-83, JL 123: Boeing 747SR, EV 529: Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, SR 111: McDonnell Douglas MD-11, UA 585: Boeing 737-200, US 427 : Boeing 737-300, EA 517 : Boeing 737-200.
Cause of disasters: AS 261 : Negligence in maintenance, JL 123 : Faulty maintenance, EV 529 : Mechanical failure, SR 111: Faulty wiring, in-flight fire, UA 585: Rudder hard over, US 427 : Rudder hard over, EA 517 : Rudder hard over.

# Title= Disaster(s) Original air date
01 "Behind Closed Doors" Flights 603, 006, 593, 604 and 236 March 2, 2008[2]
ShortSummary = This special looked at accidents and incidents where problems with the interface between crew members and onboard avionics were a factor, and the causes of those problems.

Type of aircraft: AP 603: Boeing 757-200, CI 006: Boeing 747SP, AE 593: Airbus A310-304, FL 604: Boeing 737-300, AT 236: Airbus A330-243.
Cause of disasters: AP 603: Negligence in maintenance, CI 006: Pilot error, AE 593: Pilot error, FL 604: According to the US and France, Loss of control (due to spatial disorientation). AT 236: Fuel exhaustion in flight, fuel leak.


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