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  • Episode Six
    A couple's visit to the zoo becomes an eyewitness account of horror when a disturbed woman dives into the polar bear habitat. A cliff jump into a water hole ends in disaster and a charging buck rams straight into a cyclist -- horns to head.
    Sunday January 25
    7am | 6c
  • Episode Seven
    A massive wave capsizes a sailboat trapping a young family onboard but when rescuers show up another wave hits, now both boats are in deep trouble.
    Saturday January 31
    7am | 6c
  • Episode Nine
    A mom's worst nightmare comes true when her van flips and explodes on the way home from a fair, leaving her baby stuck in a burning car.
    Sunday February 1
    7am | 6c
  • Episode Twenty
    A vacation of a lifetime for 2 childhood friends who dreamed of running with the bulls in Pamplona, turns tragic when one of them slips and gets gored. The bull's horn spears his hip and sends him flying.
    Saturday February 7
    7am | 6c
  • Episode Fourteen
    A teenagers' jump for joy at a summer swimming hole erupts into cries for help when he slips and crashes onto the rocks twenty feet down. And locusts swarm a family on vacation turning the summer sky black.
    Sunday February 8
    7am | 6c
  • When Vacations Attack
    A skier is caught in an avalanche, and his friends can only watch helplessly as he is buried alive. A trapped kayaker is wedged underwater, and a mother-daughter trip to Thailand turns to terror in when their hotel becomes a raging inferno.
    Saturday February 14
    7am | 6c
  • When Vacations Attack
    A woman's skydiving trip ends horribly when a cameraman who had been filming her dive, crashes while attempting to land. A man's hand is trapped in the jaws of a shark and a vacation visit to a racetrack ends in calamity.
    Sunday February 15
    7am | 6c
  • Episode Eight
    A gator show goes horribly wrong when an alligator gets ahold of the head of the gator wrestler. A rock climber plummets 25 feet and a day at the zoo becomes an uncertain nightmare.
    Saturday February 21
    7am | 6c
  • Episode Sixteen
    A man rolls his jeep down a mountain as his wife catches it on tape. And vacationers run for cover as a homemade chopper crashes and explodes into tiny pieces. Gas is leaking and the pilot and his wife are trapped inside.
    Sunday February 22
    7am | 6c
  • Episode Twentyone
    A 4th of July celebration turns tragic when an escape artist, performing for hundreds of vacationers, erupts into a fireball. Then a Honduras vacation turns to terror when a monkey goes mad and sinks his teeth into a teenaged boy.
    Saturday February 28
    7am | 6c
  • Episode Ten
    A day of sun and fun at the beach turns into sheer panic when a harrier jet falls out of the sky and crashes into the ocean. A cliff diving trip goes horribly wrong when a man leaps before he looks.
    Sunday March 1
    7am | 6c
  • Episode Nineteen
    Honeymoon Horror! A new bride watches as her groom takes a 180-foot jump on a motorcycle and comes crashing down. His body is a twisted heap, and her heart is broken, Tourists rush to the rescue as a seasoned helicopter pilot slams to earth.
    Saturday March 7
    7am | 6c
  • Episode Eleven
    A family on a circus getaway becomes witnesses to horror when a highflying motorcycle stunt ends disastrously. A 70-year-old tourist at Yellowstone is cornered by a rampaging bison. And a baseball game is interrupted when a plane crash lands in left field.
    Sunday March 8
    8am | 7c

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Debris at Japan's Sendai Airport

Debris at Japan's Sendai Airport

In March, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake shook Japan and triggered a tsunami. At the Sendai Airport in Natori, Miyagi, Japan, the tsunami washed debris inland, including a private plane. The quake was also responsible for destabilizing a power plant in the region. 960 1280

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Texas Wildfires

Texas Wildfires

Emergency crews battle one of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history. The fire claimed 2 lives, destroyed 1500 homes, burned more than 45 square miles around Bastrop and created a smoky haze over Austin, 25 miles to the west. 960 1280

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Tornado damage in Joplin,MO

Tornado damage in Joplin,MO

A tornado rips through a neighborhood in Joplin, MO, killing more than 120 people on May 25, 2011, making it the United States’ single deadliest tornado in 60 years. 960 1280

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Arizona Wildfires

Arizona Wildfires

A massive Arizona wildfire spread over 400,000 acres of land, including a portion of the Coronado National Forest. The fire destroyed 29 homes, and at one point, 10, 000 people were evacuated from the area. 960 1280

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Car submerged after Christchurch Earthquake

Car submerged after Christchurch Earthquake

A car is half submerged in water and thick mud after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake and a 5.5 magnitude earthquake strike Christchurch, New Zealand, on June 13, 2011. 960 1280

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Chilean restaurant covered in Volcano Ash

Chilean restaurant covered in Volcano Ash

After lying dormant for more than 50 years, Chile's Puyehue volcano erupted in June. Thick ash covered homes and this restaurant. Thousands of residents were evacuated. 960 1280

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Washington National Cathedral damage from Earthquake

Washington National Cathedral damage from Earthquake

A 5.9 earthquake shook the East Coast of the United States on August 23, 2011, causing damage to the Washington National Cathedral, in the nation’s capital. Although the epicenter was located near Mineral, VA, residents in southern Ontario, Canada felt the quake. 960 1280

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Stranded men on flooded road after Hurricane Irene

Stranded men on flooded road after Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene’s powerful 85-mph winds cause major damage in the Caribbean and on the East Coast, including North Carolina, where several roads were completely washed away, stranding travelers. 960 1280

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Turkey earthquake damage

Turkey earthquake damage

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake wreaks havoc in Van, Turkey on October 30, 2011. More than 600 people were killed and at least 11,232 buildings sustained some damage. On November 9, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Van again, causing 40 deaths and hundreds of injuries. 960 1280

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Tropical Storm Lee washes out bridge

Tropical Storm Lee washes out bridge

Tropical Storm Lee hits the US Gulf Coast on September 1, 2011, causing major storms and heavy rainfall in south Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida panhandle. Rains caused significant flooding and damage in these areas. 960 1280

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Arizona Dust Storm

Arizona Dust Storm

A major dust storm sweeps through the southern portion of the southwest Arizona, including Phoenix, on July 5, 2011. Triggered by thunderstorms and high winds, the storm causes flight delays and sparks numerous reports of power outages. 960 1280

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Thailand Flooding

Thailand Flooding

In July, floods strike Thailand, killing nearly 400 people and disrupts the lives of more the 2 million people. This photo, taken in November, shows residents using boats, make-shift rafts or traveling by foot, through flood waters in northern Bangkok. 960 1280

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Arkansas Dead Birds

Arkansas Dead Birds

A few unexplained events happened this year, including thousands of blackbirds that fell out of the sky in Beebe, Arkansas. Stress from New Year's Eve fireworks may have caused the deaths of up to 5,000 birds. 960 1280

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