NOVA; Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Plane Crash
Green Label Master - PRESS TOUR VERSION! - Ch1/2: full mix, Ch3/4: MED - Aspect Ratio: 4x3, TRT: 56:46
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email email@example.com.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Plane Crash
- Program Number
- Series Description
Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974
- Program Description
Plane Crash! tells the story of escape from planes in distress. In the early days of flight the parachute was introduced. As military planes became faster, the ejection seat was developed. But such amenities are not available on commercial airplanes. When they get into trouble, the best way of saving lives is to make the crash landing more survivable. Research from the 1950s proved that the human body can take far more punishment than seems possible. This was vividly demonstrated in 1989 when a jumbo jet crash landed in Iowa. The plane broke up after impact, yet half the passengers walked away.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Chicago: “NOVA; Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Plane Crash,” 05/28/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 18, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_17D46671A92443E894E598E3897E7256.
- MLA: “NOVA; Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Plane Crash.” 05/28/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 18, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_17D46671A92443E894E598E3897E7256>.
- APA: NOVA; Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Plane Crash. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_17D46671A92443E894E598E3897E7256