Nuts and Bolts is the first episode of the eighteenth season. The episode covers the crash of Emery Airlines flight 17. The episode aired on 13 February 2018.
On 16 February 2000, Emery Airlines flight 17 crashes into an automobile salvage yard shortly after taking off from Sacramento Mather Airport on a flight to Dayton, Ohio; killing all 3 crew members on board. The investigation uncovers the cause to be a disconnection of the right elevator control tab.
- This is the first Douglas DC-8 accident to be covered since the twelth season episode "Focused on Failure".