This programme is about the risks of civil aviation. Written by an internationally acknowledged and recommended expert, the series focuses on the difficulties and dangers created by an extreme competition between airlines and new technologies in a continuously growing market. Recently, new safety measures have been introduced and scientific developments have improved the situation. Survivors of plane crashes tell their story, and we examine what a passenger's life is worth to the airline companies and what can be done to improve safety and security in the air. Interwoven with the latest insights on aviation history and surprising new discoveries.