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Disaster Strikes as Two Planes Collide on the Same Runway

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Disaster Strikes as Two Planes Collide on the Same Runway

Short | 03:35

On the night of November 19, 1996, a small twin turboprop aircraft is taxiing at Quincy airport in Illinois. At the same time, another plane, United Express Flight 5925, is getting ready to land--on exactly the same runway.

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A small airport with intersecting runways and no control tower. A mysterious transmission that may have steered a plane into danger. And a malfunctioning air stair door that turned a survivable accident into one of the worst runway disasters in American history. See how small failures culminated in a tragedy that took the lives of everyone on board United Express Flight 5925 at Quincy Regional Airport in Illinois on November 19, 1996. Then follow the investigation that highlighted the importance of listening to preflight safety briefings.

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