TV Episodes Full List of Mayday Episodes

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Below is a complete Mayday episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual Mayday episodes are listed along with the Mayday episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. Mayday episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. This list features items like “Miami Mystery (Beach Crash),” “Vertigo”, and many more. Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the Mayday episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

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Dead Weight Apr 30 2008 - When an explosion blasts a huge hole in the fuselage of a new DC-10 airliner, the crash investigators discover a serious design flaw in the plane’s rear cargo door. Yet two years after the first ...more

Behind Closed Doors Apr 16 2008 - Alternative titles: "Miracle Flight" and "Deadly Glide". A Boeing 767-200 jet, Air Canada Flight 143, ran completely out of fuel at 41,000 feet (12,000m) altitude, about ...more

Gimli Glider Apr 23 2008 - Alternative title: "Slammed to the Ground". In the summer of 1985, a Delta 191 aircraft was diverted away from a thunderstorm, only to be struck by powerful winds and plummet to the ...more

Slammed To The Ground Apr 30 2008 - Alternative titles: "Cargo Conspiracy" and "Mystery Fire". South African Airways Flight 295 starts filling with smoke over the Indian Ocean. A fire has erupted in the rear ...more

Southern Storm May 07 2008 - A commuter plane crashes shortly after take-off, killing everyone onboard. Investigators are faced with the possibility that overweight passengers were one of the causes of this fatal crash. The ...more

Cargo Conspiracy May 14 2008 - In 1977, a plane was caught in a storm so severe that it cracked the cockpit windscreen. The crew decided to try and land on a nearby highway, but the jet clipped a tree and burst into flames. ...more

Explosive Evidence May 21 2008 - Air India Flight 182 flying over the Ireland coast exploded in mid-air killing all 329 on board. Investigators discovered that a bomb caused the aircraft to disintegrate.

The Plane That Wouldn't Talk May 28 2008 - Alternative title: "The Plane That Wouldn't Talk" Birgenair Flight 301 is scheduled to fly from Puerto Plata to Frankfurt. On takeoff, the captain finds that his air speed indicator ...more

Who's at the Controls? May 28 2008 - Alternative title: "Who's at the Controls?" A Lockheed L-1011 Tristar operating Eastern Airlines Flight 401 to Miami International Airport crashes in the Everglades because the crew is ...more

Radio Silence Jun 23 2008 - Alternative titles: "Radio Silence" and "Death Over The Amazon" A Gol Transportes Aéreos Boeing 737 and a brand-new Embraer Legacy business jet on its delivery flight ...more

Lockerbie Mar 02 2009 - This special looks at accidents and incidents where pressurization failure or explosive decompression played a part. Episodes re-visited: 3x11-Hanging by a Thread, 2x01-Blow Out, 1x02-Unlocking ...more

Shattered in Seconds Mar 02 2008 - This special looks at accidents and incidents where problems with the interface between crew members and onboard avionics were a factor, and the causes of those problems. Episodes re-visited: ...more

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Blown Apart (Partnair Flight 394) Nov 18 2009 - AKA "Deadly Prize/Silent Killer" On September 8, 1989, Partnair Flight 94, a charter from Oslo to Hamburg, suddenly begins to dive from 22 thousand feet. The aging propeller plane ...more

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Miami Mystery (Beach Crash) Dec 16 2009 - On August 6, 2005, a Tuninter ATR-72 ran out of fuel and was forced to ditch in the sea near Palermo, Italy. Of the 39 people on board, 16 lost their lives. The mistake was simply a wrong fuel ...more

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Head-on Collision Dec 16 2007 - This special looks at accidents caused by seemingly minor defects or errors. Episodes re-visited: 1x06-Cutting Corners, 3x03-Out of Control, 2x02-A Wounded Bird, 1x04-Fire on Board, 4x05-Hidden

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Snowbound (Cold Case) Dec 16 2009 - On Halloween 1994, an American Eagle ATR-72 suffered a loss of control and crashed near Roselawn, Indiana killing all 68 people on board. While flying in freezing conditions, ice accumulated on ...more

Crashed And Alone (Invisible Mountain) Dec 09 2009 - In January 2007, an Adam Air Boeing 737 crashed into the Makassar Strait killing 102 people on board. The pilots inadvertently disengaged the autopilot while trying to fix the inertial reference ...more

Target is Destroyed Apr 12 2010 - Alternate title: Head on Collision/Crash Course/Collision Course Find out what went wrong when a Kazakhstan Airlines jet and a Saudi Airways plane collided in the worst mid-air crash in aviation ...more

Cleared for Disaster Nov 25 2009 - An attempt to rescue orphans from the chaos of war-torn Vietnam ended in tragedy when a US plane crashed on April 4, 1975, killing more than 150 people.

Lockerbie Disaster (Pan Am 103) Nov 11 2009 - Shortly after leaving London Heathrow airport in December 1988, Pan Am flight 103 exploded above Lockerbie , Scotland killing 270 people. Investigators soon discovered that a bomb in the forward ...more

Scratching the Surface (China Airlines Flight 611) Nov 04 2009 - Alternative title: "Shattered in Seconds" Rescuers have to look to the past to solve the riddle of Flight 611, a China Airlines 747 that disappeared 20 minutes after taking off.

Concorde (Air France Flight 4590) Air France flight 4590, crashed in Gonesse, France, killing all 100 passangers and crew on board as well as four people on the ground. It was the only fatal incident in history involving the ...more

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Crash of the Century Aug 13 2006 - March 27, 1977 – At 2:00 in the afternoon a thick fog rolled into the usually quiet Los Rodeos Airport in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. On the runway sat two fully loaded jumbo airliners, ...more

Unlocking Disaster Jan 06 2004 - American Airlines Flight 1420 was a flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Little Rock National Airport. On June 1, 1999, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (registration number N215AA) ...more

Racing the storm Jan 13 2004 - United Airlines Flight 811, a Boeing 747-122 (registration number N4713U), took off from Honolulu International Airport bound for Sydney, Australia, via Auckland, New Zealand with 3 flight crew, ...more

Fire on Board Jan 20 2004 - Air Transat Flight 236 was an Air Transat route between Toronto and Lisbon flown by Captain Robert Piché and First Officer Dirk Dejager. On August 24, 2001, the flight ran out of fuel ...more

Cutting Corners Jan 27 2004 - Swissair Flight 111 (SR-111, SWR-111) was a Swissair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 on a scheduled airline flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, United States to Cointrin ...more

Flying Blind Feb 03 2004 - AeroPeru Flight 603 was a scheduled flight from Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima(LIM), to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago, which crashed ...more

Flying on Empty Feb 10 2004 - Alaska Airlines Flight 261 was a flight route operated by Alaska Airlines that provided service between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, San Francisco International Airport, and Seattle-Tacoma ...more

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Dead Tired (Colgan Air Flight 3407) Mar 14 2011 - In one of the worst American crashes of the past decade, an aircraft approaching Buffalo airport plummets towards the ground and crashes into a suburban house. With a fire raging at the crash ...more

Cockpit Failure (Crossair Flight 3597) Feb 27 2011 - Minutes before they're scheduled to land in Zurich, the pilots of a routine passenger flight can't find the runway. They abort and power up the engines in order to climb. But they are too late.

Hudson River Runway (US Airways Flight 1549) Mar 21 2011 - On January 15, 2009 an Airbus 320 callsign US Airways Flight 1549 hit birds just 1 and half minutes after taking off from LaGuardia Airport in New York. The flight just lasted about 5 minutes ...more

The Heathrow Enigma (British Airways Flight 38) Mar 07 2011 - When an aircraft's engines fail during its approach to Heathrow, the captain's quick thinking enables the flight to avoid nearby buildings. The craft crashes just short of the runway and all ...more

Pilot Betrayed Mar 12 2011 - Despite being de-iced twice for winter conditions, both engines fail in a plane departing Stockholm. It falls 3000 feet and breaks in three but everyone survives. What crippled a near-new

Who's In Control? Dec 03 2011 - On 25 February 2009, a Turkish Airlines jet crashed during landing at Schiphol airport, killing nine people. What caused the plane to crash?

Under Pressure (Nigeria Airways Flight 2120) Feb 03 2012 - On 11 July 1991, shortly after taking-off from Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport, Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 suffered an in-flight fire. The crew unsuccessfully tried to return to ...more

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I'm The Problem (Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771) Feb 10 2012 - On 7 December 1987, an angry former USAir employee by the name of David Burke boarded its parent airline, PSA Flight 1771 en route to San Francisco. The hijacker killed the pilots and shot ...more

Impossible Landing (United Airlines Flight 232) Apr 13 2012 - On 19 July 1989, United Airlines Flight 232's DC-10 was crippled when an engine explodes causing serious damage to the vital hydraulics system causing the plane to go out of control. The plane ...more

Deadly Reputation (TAM Airlines Flight 3054) Aug 12 2011 - July 17th, 2007 TAM Airlines Flight #3054 is on its final approach to Sao Paolo's notorious Congonhas Airport. Runway 35-L at Congonhas is one of the busiest and most treacherous airports in the ...more

The Invisible Plane (The Linate Airport Disaster) Mar 23 2012 - On 8 October 2001, Scandinavian Airlines Flight 686, a McDonnell-Douglas MD-87 airliner carrying 110 people bound for Copenhagen, Denmark collided on take-off at Milan's Linate Airport into an ...more

Break Up Over Texas (Continental Express Flight 2574) Dec 29 2011 - On its second routine trip of the morning, Continental Express Flight #2574 is nearing the end of its 90-minute flight from Laredo to Houston, Texas. A state-of-the-art Embraer 120 Brasilia, the ...more

The Plane That Flew Too High (West Caribbean Airways Flight 708) Aug 19 2011 - August 16th, 2005 Several hours behind schedule, West Caribbean Airways Flight #708 finally takes off from Panama City en route to Martinique. The aircraft flies through weather so severe that ...more

Blind Spot (PSA Flight 182) Jan 27 2012 - Just minutes from landing in San Diego, PSA Flight # 182 collides with a Cessna and both planes crash in a residential area; investigators must determine what went wrong in the biggest airline ...more

Split Decision (Arrow Air Flight 1285) Aug 26 2011 - December 12th, 1985 After a six-month peace keeping mission in the Middle East, 248 elite American soldiers are on their way home for the Christmas holidays. Destined for Fort Campbell, ...more