Panorama[06/07/81] (1981)

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  • Nott on Trident Alternative
  • Crash - Whatever Happened to Flight 1008? Alternative


Provides an account of the crash of Dan Air flight 1008 en route from Manchester to Tenerife in April 1980 in which 146 people lost their lives. Includes an eye-witness report, footage from the crash scene, interviews with investigators and technical experts, and a reconstruction of the accident. The disaster is examined from every angle. The technical problems, the communication breakdown and even the psychology of the situation leading up to the crash are all covered to give a thorough account of what happened and why. The programme also highlights what lessons can be learnt from the tragedy and how they can be applied to other situations.

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