Discovery Channel crashed a Boeing 727 passenger jet Friday in the Sonoran Desert in Mexico as part of its documentary series “Curiosity.”
The as-yet-untitled episode will look to “re-create a serious, but survivable, passenger jet crash landing with a real aircraft,” Discovery said in a statement. The plane was loaded with crash test dummies and cameras to examine impact. The plane was also followed by other planes filming the crash and by camera crews on the ground that also documented the event.
Have some grainy footage.