The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Misses

The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Misses

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"An incredible 30,000 flights - at least - arrive safely at their destinations every day. But a handful don't, while some come terrifyingly close to crashing. When even the smallest thing does go wrong at 35,000 feet, the result is nearly always a fast-unfolding tragedy. This extensive collection of compelling real-life accounts of air disasters and near-disasters provides a sobering, alternative history of the just over 105 years that passengers have been traveling by air, from the very earliest fatality to recent calamities. But there are incredible stories of heroism against the odds, too, such as that of Captain Chesley Sullenberger who successfully landed his aircraft with both engines gone on the Hudson River in New York, saving the lives of everyone aboard, and of the American Airlines crew who prevented terrorist Richard Reid from exploding a bomb hidden in his shoe three months after 9/11"--Back cover
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780762449422
Branch Call Number: 363.124 Simpson 2014
Characteristics: 520 pages ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Air disasters and near misses


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Feb 12, 2015

Fascinating books. There were a few typos, but over all a lot of interesting crashes that you get full insight into .


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