Destroyed in Seconds

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Technology Documentary hosted by Ron Pitts, published by Discovery Channel in 2008 - English narration

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Without so much as a warning, life hangs in the balance. Human endeavor turns to chaos, and within seconds, nothing will ever be the same again. See the most shocking destruction caught on tape and the lucky few who walked away.

Awesome explosions, spectacular crashes, and lot's of crazy wipe outs ! Can't get enough of the awesome spectacle of destruction? Well you're not alone. Few can ever get their fill of the mesmerizing power of savage forces wreaking havoc and devastation.

In each episode of Destroyed in Seconds, our host, Ron Pitts, will bring you clip after clip of the most shocking destructions captured on film. From well-orchestrated implosions of massive structures, to rampaging tornadoes, catastrophic mid-air collisions and sudden terrorist attacks, no topic is too trivial or taboo for the show. Be they acts of nature or caused by man, this is much more than just a clip show. Destroyed in Seconds is not meant to just shock and entertain, but to explore the causes of mass destruction and how, when possible, families and communities bounce back from devastation. Ron explores the cause and effect of catastrophe caught on tape.

Host : Ron Pitts Executive Producers : Craig Piligian & John Moffet

Produced by Pilgrim Films and Television, Inc. for Discovery Channel

Discovery Communications, LLC (2008)

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In a munitions test an F-18 Hornet drops a bomb on and A-4 Skyhawk. A wind turbine spins wildly, a helicopter's tail rotor doesn't spin at all and both are destroyed. A mud slide chases residents down the street, a C-130 doesn't fair well with rocket assistance and tornadoes do their worst.

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Trapped between a tornado and downed power lines, storm chasers are pummeled with wind and huge hail stones. A suspension bridge collapses, a draw bridge smashes a boat and a speedboat takes to the air. A B-1 bombs a house, a billion dollar B-2 bites the dust and passengers flee a fiery Chinese 737. Terrorists treat residents of a town in Turkey to a massive munitions factory explosion and fire.

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The earth shakes from massive explosions and fireballs at a gas station and rocket fuel plant. A Thunderbird's F-16 and an F-117 stealth bomber crash at air shows. Confusing traffic lights doom a semi trailer to obliteration in a train crash. Houses are washed away by a swollen river.

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Tornadoes strike a pig farm and airplane hanger. A burning tanker truck filled with 25 tons of styrene explodes in a tremendous explosion and fireball. Other fires and explosions include a Delta II rocket, a helicopter, a ship being scuttled and a bunch of balloons apparently filled with hydrogen instead of helium. A tri-motor airplane slides out of the sky.

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Fires turn tank cars and a warehouse full of acetylene cylinders into flaming projectiles. A helicopter crash brings more helicopters to the rescue. Other crashes include a racing bike, dump truck, tank truck, freight train and a furniture bike.

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Fires, explosions and burns result from an oil tank, an apartment gas leak, a plane crash, a fireworks factory and even a fire fighter training exercise. Nuclear waste containers are crashed tested in increasingly violent impacts. A police dash-cam captures a car chase ending in a head-on collision.

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Air collisions include a Mig 29 sliced in half by its wingman, a Boeing 720 test crash and fireball, a hot air balloon snared but a transmission tower and, incredibly, a speedboat colliding with electrical lines. Explosions include the rotting carcass of a beached whale, the IRA's all-time largest bomb, nuclear blast misinformation and a BLEVE fireball on a four lane highway. Finally, on a more personal level, a maintain biker takes a tumble down a mountain.

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A disgruntled resident goes on a rampage in a bulldozer with makeshift armor. An ammunition depot and a ship load of fertilizer erupt into enormous explosions. A sink hole devours a mansion and a Mig 29 crashes at the Paris Air Show. Car crashes include a car stopped by police and a race car.

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Devastation results when an unknown reaction causes a hydrogen bomb test to produce four times the expected yield. A Swedish pilot is involved in not one but two fighter plane crashes when the planes' software fails. Lava destroys a town in Hawaii. Other crashes include a hijacked airliner, a helicopter doing aerobatics and car stopped for a traffic citation.

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Ride along as people are terrified by a tornado and hurricane. A fire at fireworks factory lights up the night as it destroys a town. Jet car, wing suit and hot air balloon stunts go awry. A speed boat gets airborn and a crane topples.

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Crashes galore feature a Patton tank on a rampage, a drag racer collision, a helicopter performing an poorly planned stunt, a stunt plane that experiences a power loss, a blimp prototype and an ATV jumping sand dunes. A batch of ammunition being destroyed in Albania ; detonation is a a bit too large and ironically leads to the devastation it was intended to prevent.

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Several plane crashes have mundane causes including a Soviet YAK-41 VTOL landing on an aircraft carrier, a YAK-38 demonstrating its VTOL capability, and a highly maneuverable NASA X-31 demonstrating thrust vectoring. Boat crashes include a drag boat racing at high nearly 150 mph that sends its driver skimming across the water. Mother nature gobbles up buildings with a sink hole and a chemical plant explosion produces a massive fireball.

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 3674 kbps
Video Resolution: 720x544
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.324:1
Frames Per Second: 25.000
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 19:51.200
Number Of Parts: 12
Part Size: 550 MB
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