Using news footage, interviews and gripping re-enactments, MAYDAY 5 investigates aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why. The series takes viewers on ten more ill-fated flights. Based on cockpit voice recorders, eyewitness accounts, and accident reports, the series expertly recreates the pressure and tension of being in the cabin and the cockpit. MAYDAY 5 also follows survivors, family members and air crash investigators as they piece together the causes of the disaster. Whether the result of a fire on-board, automated flight systems, pilot error, or manufacturing defects, every accident offers valuable lessons about air travel, that ultimately make flying safer. MAYDAY 5 takes you to the scene of the crash like no other show. Buckle up for another season of tension-filled flying and surprising scientific investigation.