NEW DISASTERS BEFALL THE CREW OF THE ZERO-X.
When returning to Earth the rear lifting body failed to attach. At this moment the Zero-X rushes towards Earth and has to be considered lost. The craft will crash at the village of Craigsville (population 4800).
The aborted docking procedure of the lifting body has also damaged the electrical wiring of the escape pod. Therefore, the crew doesn't stand a chance to get out of the machine alive.
International Rescue's craft will make a last attempt to save the crew. According to the authorities, the Thunderbirds have little or no chance.