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NOVA; Why Planes Crash

01/30/1987

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Series
NOVA
Program
Why Planes Crash
Program Number

1403

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

Between 60 and 80 percent of all commercial airplane accidents are attributable to pilot error. NOVA looks at some shocking instances of pilot negligence and what airlines are doing to solve the problem.

Duration

00:57:51

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Why Planes Crash,” 01/30/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FA70ACFC1F5846C69B3D4872036852AF.
MLA: “NOVA; Why Planes Crash.” 01/30/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FA70ACFC1F5846C69B3D4872036852AF>.
APA: NOVA; Why Planes Crash. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FA70ACFC1F5846C69B3D4872036852AF
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