International tv stations are working together on a documentary “Plane Crash” in which they will deliberatly crash an empty passenger plane.
The programme is a co-production between Channel 4, National Geographic Channel, ProSieben Television and ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Two top pilots will board a passenger jet, fly it out over a vast, empty desert, set it on course to crash and parachute from the plane. The plane will be loaded with cameras and sensors, as well as crash test dummies positioned throughout the aircraft.
The resulting footage and data will give an insight into what happens when a plane crashes and enable experts to study how areas such as seat belt design, seat arrangement and even overhead baggage can have an impact on passenger safety.