Collision Course
Wednesday, Oct. 2

Upcoming Episodes

Wednesday, October 02

On the night of April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic and sank within a few hours, drowning 1500 of its 2,200 passengers. The theories on how she sank are numerous. Was it the smouldering fire in the ship’s coal bunker that accelerated the ship’s sinking? Perhaps the ship was built from brittle and inferior steel? Was the rapid sinking caused by weak rivets, or a fatal design flaw in the ship’s watertight compartments? Collision Course: Titanic explores all the theories, no matter how incredible and leads to the final determination that the real cause of the accident is over-confidence in technology and arrogance that any ship could be “unsinkable.” Show Less
On the night of April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg in the mi...Show More

On Jan. 15, 2009, three minutes after takeoff on a routine flight from La Guardia, N.Y. to Charlotte, NC, US Airways Flight 1549 suddenly fell from the sky. Without power, veteran pilot Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger decided to ditch the Airbus A320-214 into the frigid waters of the Hudson River. Over the radio, he announced ‘brace for impact” and moments later the plane’s fuselage cracked open upon impact with the river. All 155 people aboard survived. The media called it the “Miracle on the Hudson”, and Sully was celebrated as a hero for his grace under pressure. How did Sully’s incredible instincts and skill save 155 lives in a situation where most other pilots would have failed? Show Less
On Jan. 15, 2009, three minutes after takeoff on a routine flight from La Guardia, N.Y. to Charlotte, NC, US Airways Flight 1549 sudd...Show More

from Santa Monica airport in his vintage WW2 restored fighter plane on March 5, 2015, he radioed the tower just minutes later saying something was wrong and he needed to land somewhere immediately. He managed to crash land on to a golf course, clipping a tree on the way down. Ford was critically injured, but a surgeon, who was on the course golfing when it crashed, pulled him out of the plane and helped him till paramedics arrived. Ford suffered amnesia in the accident and could not recall the events that led to the crash. Investigators studied the evidence and put the pieces together. One tiny part of the airplane, designed in the 1940’s, had not been replaced or even checked since Ford bought the plane 17 years before. Show Less
from Santa Monica airport in his vintage WW2 restored fighter plane on March 5, 2015, he radioed the tower just minutes later saying s...Show More

On the night of April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic and sank within a few hours, drowning 1500 of its 2,200 passengers. The theories on how she sank are numerous. Was it the smouldering fire in the ship’s coal bunker that accelerated the ship’s sinking? Perhaps the ship was built from brittle and inferior steel? Was the rapid sinking caused by weak rivets, or a fatal design flaw in the ship’s watertight compartments? Collision Course: Titanic explores all the theories, no matter how incredible and leads to the final determination that the real cause of the accident is over-confidence in technology and arrogance that any ship could be “unsinkable.” Show Less
On the night of April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg in the mi...Show More

On Jan. 15, 2009, three minutes after takeoff on a routine flight from La Guardia, N.Y. to Charlotte, NC, US Airways Flight 1549 suddenly fell from the sky. Without power, veteran pilot Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger decided to ditch the Airbus A320-214 into the frigid waters of the Hudson River. Over the radio, he announced ‘brace for impact” and moments later the plane’s fuselage cracked open upon impact with the river. All 155 people aboard survived. The media called it the “Miracle on the Hudson”, and Sully was celebrated as a hero for his grace under pressure. How did Sully’s incredible instincts and skill save 155 lives in a situation where most other pilots would have failed? Show Less
On Jan. 15, 2009, three minutes after takeoff on a routine flight from La Guardia, N.Y. to Charlotte, NC, US Airways Flight 1549 sudd...Show More

from Santa Monica airport in his vintage WW2 restored fighter plane on March 5, 2015, he radioed the tower just minutes later saying something was wrong and he needed to land somewhere immediately. He managed to crash land on to a golf course, clipping a tree on the way down. Ford was critically injured, but a surgeon, who was on the course golfing when it crashed, pulled him out of the plane and helped him till paramedics arrived. Ford suffered amnesia in the accident and could not recall the events that led to the crash. Investigators studied the evidence and put the pieces together. One tiny part of the airplane, designed in the 1940’s, had not been replaced or even checked since Ford bought the plane 17 years before. Show Less
from Santa Monica airport in his vintage WW2 restored fighter plane on March 5, 2015, he radioed the tower just minutes later saying s...Show More

About Collision Course

Collision Course unravels the speculation surrounding car and airplane crashes involving celebrities relying on footage from the scene, police records, CGI reenactments and interviews with eyewitnesses to provide a detailed look at what put these celebrities on a collision course. Episodes include Paul Walker, Tracy Morgan, John Denver, Justin Bieber and John F. Kennedy Jr.