WWII: AirCrash Detectives (2014): S01E01 – Lost and Confused: Sharp Top Mountain B-25 Crash


A documentary series looking at the causes behind catastrophic accidents and training crash incidents during World War Two.


On a cold dark night in February, 1943, five trainees aboard a B-25 Mitchell Bomber struggle to find their bearings. Confused at their exact whereabouts the aircraft finally slams into Sharp Top Mountain high above the American town of Bedford in Virginia. It was the third training crash in the area that night – and the worse. What really caused this accident? Was it because of “Pilot Error”, equipment failure, bad weather, or could the mission have been doomed from the beginning? We join enthusiast Don Yeargin as he pours over the official reports, newspaper clippings and telephone transcriptions together with Computer simulations to demonstrate how this tragic accident was more a failure of procedure than Pilot error.

WWII: Air Crash Detectives Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 2014
  • Running Time: 44 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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