Lt. Wes Van Dorn, a 29-year-old United States Naval Academy graduate and the married father of two young sons, died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed off the coast of Virginia during a 2014 training exercise. Motivated by her grief, his wife Nicole sought an explanation for the cause of the disaster. Her efforts spurred an investigation that uncovered a long history of negligence and institutional failings around the 53E helicopter—the model Van Dorn was piloting when he was killed, and the deadliest aircraft in the US military.

Red Cliffs 3 Wed 12:00pm
Red Cliffs 3 Fri 6:40pm

USA, 2018,
Run time 1:20
Director: Zachary Stauffer
Producer: Zachary Stauffer
Executive Producers: Lowell Bergman and John Temple