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Mayday: Catastrophe at O'Hare

On 25 May 1979, American Airlines Flight 191 a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 lost its port (No.1 engine) engine moments after take-off at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and crashed shortly thereafter. All 271 people on board the plane as well as two other people on the ground were killed making it the worst single-aircraft air disaster in United States history.

Source: NGC


Episode Info


Episode number: 12x8
Production Number: 1207
Airdate: Friday April 12th, 2013

Director: James Hyslop
Writer: Armen Kazazian

Alternate Airdates:

UK (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL) Feb 25, 2013 (Premiere!)
US (Smithsonian CHANNEL) Jul 20, 2014

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Guest Stars
Howard Hoover
As Captain Walter Lux
William MacDonald
As First Officer James Dillard
Jim Codrington (1)
As Lead Investigator
Evert Houston
As Junior Investigator
Mark Lutz
As Michael Marx
Jimi Shlag
As Air Traffic Controller
Helen Johns
As Female Passenger
Main Cast
Stephen Bogaert
voiced Narrator
Warning: Mayday season 12 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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