Air Travel Investigation will replace Mayday

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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.

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6 Responses to “Air Travel Investigation will replace Mayday”

  1. John #

    Air Crash Investigation has a season in production.. Season 13. To be aired by 2013.

    June 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm
  2. admin #

    Yes and ? What is your point ?
    Did we say it has 12 seasons or what?

    We just said that it will be released.

    Even if 13th season will appear, it was filmed way before.

    June 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm
  3. Ricardo Costa #

    Probably it will turn into a boring documentary. Mayday is great for its tense narrative.

    June 7, 2013 at 8:56 am
  4. Ricardo Costa #

    Just read this from the source: “Air Travel Investigation will feature in-depth analyses of commercial flights that took off and landed safely without incident, and seek to ascertain why nothing at all went wrong.”

    Is this serious?? No more important crash investigation? Wow.

    June 7, 2013 at 9:00 am
  5. #Ryan #

    I don’t like the name Air Crash Investigation does what is says on the tin. ACI has does incidents in the pasted and has explaned commercial traval during the Documentry anyway. Air crash means all types of aircraft from Passnger, Military, Helicopters and light aircraft. I don’t what it to be a boring Documentry because Nat Geo done lots on then anyway n gave only about 2 to 5 minutes of crashes anyway. I research disaster and like Seconds from Disaster and AIC have helped me greatly. It is the best just the way it is and hope they can see that and don’t make any chances to the show.

    July 28, 2013 at 10:05 am


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