The Plane Crash
'Plane Crash' is a unique, unprecedented, dramatic event in television history.
With global travel now available to most people worldwide, Discovery US, Channel 4 and ProSieben examine the question: How safe is it to fly?
In one of the biggest aviation experiments of all time, a Boeing 727 is deliberately crashed into un-inhabited desert.
The aim is to recreate a serious but survivable plane crash. Instrumented crash test dummies, extensive scientific demonstrations and on-board cameras tell us the fate of the 'passengers' on-board. Every camera and demonstration on-board is put there with the specific task of capturing never-before-seen insight in to the crash of a passenger jet.
An international team of aviation elite come together to discuss the aftermath of the crash. They study the crashworthiness of the aircraft's airframe and cabin as well as the impact of crashes on the human body. More pertinently, they are interested in any data that could lead to increased passenger survivability and evaluation new 'black box' crash recording technology.
This ground-breaking, feature length programme will answer the fundamental questions passengers ask themselves every time they board a plane; would I be safer in First Class, will the brace position save my life?
The programme is produced by award-winning British production company Dragonfly Film and Television Productions, Ltd in association with MAP. After four years in the making and involving a 300 strong team - this documentary will give viewers a unique understanding of what really happens when a passenger plane crashes.
Alongside the men and women who make the pursuit of passenger safety their life ambition, Dragonfly will bring you the most audacious flight of the century. A world first which will truly test the limits of passenger safety today.