Our favourite show Mayday (also known as Air Crash Investigation) will be transformed into a new show called Air Travel Investigation. The crew of National Geographic award-winning show, is aiming to make it more realistic and balanced.
The official version of the show was launched in 2003 and has had plenty of succes until late 2012. The plot of the show explores what went wrong in well-known air tragedies where thousands of people have died. A lot of people argued that the show, even though it is truely inspired from real situations, presents the cases in a manner that may scare its viewers.
To view more about Mayday (Air crash investigation) check out its Wikipedia page .
John DeLisi, Director of Aviation Safety at the U.S. National Transport Safety Board, said that the show could be misleading when viewed out of context.
“If you include air travel statistics from all around the globe, including some of the world’s least safe airlines, then over the course of their entire lifetime, the average person has a 1 in 20,000 chance of dying in a plane crash,” he said. “But if you were a regular viewer of Air Crash Investigation¸ you might think those chances were closer to 1 in 1.”
Source : The Civilian
National Geographic, released a statement in which they acknowledged the subjective and lack of balance in its presentations and now they are moving on to a more balanced show which will be called Air Travel Investigation
This change came after the public showed reluctance when it came to flying. Instead of encouraging people to fly , the show terrified them and some of the audience somehow developed a fear of flight.
Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming show : Air Travel Investigation.