Victim Number 72

A documentary exploring the causes and tragic repercussions of the 2002 airplaine collision over Germany.

Victim Number 72

Victim Number 72

Victim Number 72_Prix Europa Victim Number 72_Prix Europa, Television Current Affairs2005

In June 2002, a Russian passenger plane collided with an air freighter 11 kilometres above Lake Constance between Germany and Switzerland. 71 people were killed.

The air traffic controller who was alone on duty that night was assigned full responsibility for the disaster in newspapers and television reports all over the world.

The air traffic controller who was alone on duty that night was as-signed full responsibility for the disaster in newspapers and television reports all over the world.

Victim Number 72 reconstructs the evening of the disaster. It examines minute by minute what actually happened in the control tower and on board the two planes. It reviews the errors made and suggests that, in fact, the flight controller was completely blameless.

Directors Søren Slumstrup & Søren Klovborg
Producer Steen Jensen
Produced by DR
Duration 58 min.
Year of Production 2005
Original Title En Russers Hævn
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