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The Unflyable Plane
In The Unflyable Plane, the crew of United airlines DC-10 managed to land in Sioux City, Iowa without any functioning hydraulic systems. On July 19th 1989 a United Airlines DC-10,…
The Goiania Incident
The Goiana Incident - two thieves broke into a disused clinic in Brazil and sold parts from a machine which was contaminated with caesium-137. The Goiania Incident is part of…
Atlantic
Janet Culver placed a personal ad for a fishing companion and slowly fell in love with the man who replied. But her dreams were shattered when tragedy struck and they…
The Chemical Scythe
The Chemical Scythe follows the investigations into the link between organophosphate chemicals used for sheep dipping and nerve gas. The Chemical Scythe is part of the BBC documentary series, Disaster…
October Fire
October Fire tells the story of a devastating accident involving a Russian nuclear submarine 'K219'. In 1986, on board a huge Soviet nuclear submarine, fifty metres below the surface of…
Spiral to Disaster
Spiral to Disaster recreates the disaster of the oil rig 'Piper Alpha' and is used by health and safety professionals all over the globe. The catastrophe was not the result…

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The Chemical Scythe
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
The Chemical Scythe follows the investigations into the link between organophosphate chemicals used for sheep dipping and nerve gas. The Chemical Scythe is part of the BBC documentary series, Disaster - series 1 exploring the topic of health and safety.
The Goiania Incident
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
The Goiana Incident - two thieves broke into a disused clinic in Brazil and sold parts from a machine which was contaminated with caesium-137. The Goiania Incident is part of the BBC education series, Disaster - series 1, looking at issues relating to health and safety.
October Fire
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
October Fire tells the story of a devastating accident involving a Russian nuclear submarine 'K219'. In 1986, on board a huge Soviet nuclear submarine, fifty metres below the surface of the ocean, an enormous ballistic missile exploded. Using carefully obtained classified documents, the BBC documentary film tells the true story…
Disaster Series Two
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Disaster - Series 2 examines the issues surrounding major international incidents and questions whether they were preventable accidents or catastrophes waiting to happen? A Cut Price Tragedy: Despite a higher than average accident record, in 1996 the fast-growing US airline, Valujet, was flying 51 planes on 320 routes. On 31st…
Atlantic
Part of the Series: Disaster Series One
Janet Culver placed a personal ad for a fishing companion and slowly fell in love with the man who replied. But her dreams were shattered when tragedy struck and they were shipwrecked. The horrors of being stranded for days in a small dinghy are reconstructed in this BBC documentary film,…
The Christinaki
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Two
The Christinaki looks at the loss of this 26,000-ton ship in the Atlantic, and highlights the problem of who takes responsibility for maintaining the sea-worthiness of merchant shipping. The Christinaki is part of the BBC series, Disaster - series 2, a series of instructional videos on the importance of health…
A Crash in the Dark
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Three
A Crash in the Dark investigates, when two trains collided in the Severn Tunnel due to faulty equipment and human error, a complete communication breakdown meant that the rescue teams walked for miles in the wrong direction, unable to find the crash site. A Crash in the Dark is part…
A Cut-Price Tragedy
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Two
A Cut-Price Tragedy looks at the tragedy of Valujet DC-9 that opened the case of safety and responsibility in the air. In May 1996, a Valujet DC-9 caught fire in mid-air and plunged into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people on board. Mary Schiavo, Inspector General with the US…
King's Cross - Beneath the Flames
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Four
King's Cross - Beneath the Flames looks at the events of the 18th November 1987. Over 20 years ago, every commuter's greatest fear happened. A fire broke out at King's Cross, one of London's busiest Underground stations. Smoke and flames ripped the escalators and through the ticket hall, killing 31…
Disaster Series Four
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BBC Videos for Education & Training have specially commissioned and created these Disaster programmes. Disaster - Series 4 is specifically intended to focus and inform you and your colleagues on issues relating to health and safety issues, crisis management and post-disaster supervision.
Deadly Metal
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Three
In Deadly Metal, a radiotherapy machine was mistakenly sold to a scrap yard. More radioactive material was released than the Three Mile Island disaster. Deadly Metal is part of Disaster - series 3, a series of educational videos from BBC Active about health and safety disasters in history.
The Marchioness
Part of the Series: Disaster Series Three
The Marchioness investigates when 51 people lost their lives when the 'Bowbelle' dredger collided with this passenger boat. The Marchioness is part of the BBC education series, Disaster - series 3, investigating health and safety disasters throughout history.