Cut Price Tragedy

"Cut Price Tragedy" discusses the crash of the ValueJet owned McDonnell Douglas DC9 aircraft in to the Florida Everglades, near Miami International  Airport on May 11 1996.

This is one of the 10 DVDs in the acclaimed BBC series now available in a totally new format with expert training support material.

Investigations revealed many deficiencies in airline maintenance procedures as a result from cost cutting.  Behind the scenes investigators found a range of issues involving the cut price nature of the business with outsourcing of most tasks including heavy maintenance and poor surveillance of quality by both the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The fatal crash investigation also uncovered an FAA memo recommending that Valuejet be grounded.

Watch a 17 minute video trailer overview of the BBC Disaster Series.
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Cut Price Tragedy  is used by hundreds of organisations world wide including:

Exxon Mobil • BP • Meddimune • Evonik • Subsea 7 • Cargill • RAF • Maersk • Chevron Texaco • Eurocontrol • Qatar Petroleum  and many more in all industry sectors.


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Sample study guide


Training package includes:

Each easy to understand workshop in the series can be run by facilitators even with minimal experience in presenting training courses.  In addition, tips and guidelines are included to help facilitators with every aspect of the workshop. 
  • DVD - duration 30 minutes
  • Facilitator's Guide including Facilitator's Checklist
  • Facilitator's Slide Guide
  • Participant's Handouts
  • PowerPoint Presentation
The workshops for each DVD allows for a highly interactive learning environment in which participants undertake detailed Pre-event and Post-event analysis of each disaster.  This means they not only listen, but apply the lessons learned, in order to formulate solutions specific to their own workplace: they not only learn what went wrong, but how it could have been avoided.

Flexible delivery formats

BBC Disaster Series
The 10 part BBC Disaster Series examines case studies of major disasters from around the world from various industries such as oil and gas, transport, aviation, aeronautics, chemical manufacturing and hospitality.  Read more



Each. UK: £395. Australia: $595 plus GST. USA:  US$495


Series of 10. UK:  £2690. Australia $3395 Plus GST. USA:  US$2695


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