NEW SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL™ DOCU-SERIES
GOES BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD’S CRASH INVESTIGATION TEAM
ALASKA AIRCRASH INVESTIGATIONS
PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 13 AT 9 PM ET/PT
Six-Episode Series with Unprecedented Access to NTSB’s Alaska “Go Team”
Provides Rare Glimpse Into Solving the Mysteries of Alaska’s Plane Crashes
NEW YORK – February 2, 2016 – Alaska is more dependent on airplanes than any other state in the country. But with that dependence comes danger: during the summer, Alaska faces an average of one plane crash every day. The region’s plane accidents range from the historic crash that claimed the life of Senator Ted Stevens to the single-engine plane that crashed into an office building in downtown Anchorage in 2015. The new Smithsonian Channel series, ALASKA AIRCRASH INVESTIGATIONS, goes behind-the-scenes with unprecedented access to the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Alaska “Go Team.” For the first time, The NTSB has allowed a television crew to follow its Alaska unit as it investigates the more than 125 crashes that occur in the state every year. The series, comprised of six hour-long episodes, premieres Sunday, March 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.