Smithsonian lines up “Alaska Aircrash Investigations”

Produced by Lucky 8 TV and Vesper Entertainment, the six-episode series follows the National Transportation Safety Board's "Go Team" as they investigate crash sites in the Alaskan wilderness.
February 5, 2016

The Smithsonian Channel will begin airing a series about Alaskan plane crash investigators.

Produced by Lucky 8 TV and Vesper Entertainment, the six-episode Alaska Aircrash Investigations follows five members of the National Transportation Safety Board’s “Go Team” and other interagency partners as they investigate the causes of the more than 125 crashes that occur in the state annually.

The hour-long series was shot in remote crash sites in the Alaskan wilderness and chronicles investigations through three phases: the on-scene investigation, the wreckage layout to determine mechanical isssues and the off-scene investigation into the pilot’s history and plane records.

Gregory Palmer, Kimberly Woodard, Gregory Henry and Isaac Holub are exec producing for Lucky 8. The executive producer for Vesper Entertainment is James O. Fraioli, while Tim Evans, Charles Poe and David Royle are exec producing for the network.

Alaska Aircrash Investigations will premiere on March 13 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

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