I didn't like some of the conclusions they made. They had the Belgian investigator there so maybe they were trying to be "politically correct" in not laying the blame squarely on the KLM pilot, which is where it lays in the official accident report. The fact is the accident wouldn't have happened if the KLM pilot hadn't rushed to take off without clearance. None of the other factors involved would have mattered if not for that (simply missing a turnoff happens thousands of times per day, yet the fact that the Pan Am 747 did this is given a lot of gravitas in this show as being contributory toward the accident).
I do generally like this show, though. The one they did on the German ICE train wreck was really good. This one was a bit less interesting because they had to rely so heavily on the CVR transcripts, which are kind of hard to make interesting on TV
. It's more interesting when there's a chain of technological or mechanical events that they can recreate on the show.
I'm tired of being a wanna-be league bowler. I wanna be a league bowler!