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Military Aviation Disasters

Military Aviation Disasters

Significant Losses Since 1908

  • Author: David Gero
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 176
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Subtitled: Significant Losses Since 1908. Each year a staggering number of military aircraft are lost in accidents. Here David Gero describes all significant losses of military aircraft, with particular reference to the larger aircraft which have resulted in fatalities. Includes all major accidents of note since the loss of a Wright Flyer in 1908. Full details are given of all aircraft, with type and serial number, and time, place and cause of the accident. Contains copies of accident reports and is illustrated with rare and previously unpublished photographs of aircraft and crash sites. Hdbd., 7 1/4" x 9 1/2", 176 pgs., 120 b&w ill.

History of U.S. Aviation Disasters

History of U.S. Aviation Disasters

1950 to 9/11

  • Author: Rodney Stich
  • Publisher: Silverpeak Enterprises
  • ISBN: 0932438660
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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History of forewarned and preventable aviation disasters that were caused or allowed to occur by politics, incompetence, and hard corruption. Authored by former federal airline safety inspector-investigator, airline captain, and Navy patrol plane commander. Further information at www.defraudingamerica.com.

Plane Crash

Plane Crash

The Forensics of Aviation Disasters

  • Author: George Bibel,Robert Hedges
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421424487
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 328
  • View: 407
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One of the most amazing feats of modern life is the frequency with which airplanes safely take off and land: about 40,000 times a day in the United States alone. Commercial aviation is by far the safest mode of transportation and is becoming safer all the time. But on the exceedingly rare occasion that a plane does crash, comprehensive accident analysis, thorough investigation, and implementation of remedial actions significantly reduces the probability of an already remote event ever recurring. Plane Crash, an unprecedented collaboration between mechanical engineering professor George Bibel and airline Captain Robert Hedges, shares the riveting stories of both high-profile and lesser-known airplane accidents. Drawing on accident reports, eyewitness accounts, and simple diagrams to explain what went wrong in the plane and in the cockpit, Hedges provides invaluable insight into aviation human factors, while Bibel analyzes mechanical failures. No prior scientific knowledge is needed to understand the principles and procedures this book describes, only an interest in the view from what Captain Hedges describes as "the best seat in the house." Organized around the phases of flight—takeoff, climb, cruise, approach, and landing—this book is a captivating look at some of the most dramatic plane crashes of the modern age, including Asiana Airlines 214, Air France 447, and Malaysia Airlines 370. If you have ever wondered what goes through a pilot’s mind as a flight takes a turn for the dangerous, what impact turbulence actually has on flight safety, or even just how the wonders of aeronautics work to keep passengers safe day in and out, Plane Crash will both fascinate and educate.

Air Disasters

Air Disasters

  • Author: Mary B. Woods,Michael Woods
  • Publisher: Lerner Publications
  • ISBN: 0761339736
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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Air disasters don’t happen often, but when they do, they take a terrible toll. Airplane crashes usually lead to death and destruction. But quick thinking on the part of pilots, passengers, airport workers, and rescuers can help more people survive air disasters. With dramatic images and firsthand survivor stories—plus the latest facts and figures—this book shows you some of the world’s worst air disasters up close.

Destination Disaster

Destination Disaster

Aviation Accidents in the Modern Age

  • Author: Andrew J. Brookes
  • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Aircraft accidents
  • Page: 160
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On any given day, more than four million people around the world take to the air on one of 38,000 flights operated daily by the airlines. The reassuring news is that the fatal accident rate per million flights for large aircraft operations is now about half what is was 10 years ago. It is therefore 20 times safer to get airborne In a commercial airliner than it is to drive to the airport in the first place. More people die annually from falling down the stairs than they do from fatal air crashes. None the less, aircraft accidents do occur, and in the sheer scale of the horror and devastation wrought, it is sometimes hard to bring these statistics into focus. Destination Disaster is Andrew Brookes' latest investigation into the causes and effects of aircraft disasters. It is a responsible and detailed analysis of some of the most noteworthy of recent aircraft accidents. The past few years have been overshadowed by a number of major disasters - some accidental, others deliberate - and the book examines in detail the factors behind these various events.Among significant disasters covered are the loss of the Air France Concorde In Paris in 2000, the crash of golfer Payne Stewart's Learjet In 1999 and the momentous events of 11 September 2001. Deliberately examined in a non-controversial and objective way, the accidents and disasters recorded in Destination Disaster paradoxically emphasise just how safe contemporary flight is. However, as in all things, there remains an element of risk, and the book is a fascinating examination of the issues of safety raised in contemporary aviation.

Broken Wings

Broken Wings

Aviation Disasters in Alaska

  • Author: Gregory Liefer
  • Publisher: Publication Consultants
  • ISBN: 1594334730
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 288
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BROKEN WINGS reveals the tragedy of Alaska civil aviation from early bush pilots to modern jetliners, providing a unique perspective on the technology and human factors involved in aircraft mishaps. Written with expert analysis of aircraft operations, pilot procedures, weather phenomenon and aviation systems, the thirty stories detail major flying disasters in The Last Frontier, including some of the deadliest air crashes in United States history. Nowhere have civil aircraft accidents been as prevalent as in Alaska. The progression of unfortunate events and often unforeseen consequences not only offers a historical perspective on the development of aviation, but is an enduring example of the failure of even the best designed aircraft and the experienced pilots who fly them.

Aviation Disasters

Aviation Disasters

The World's Major Civil Airliner Crashes Since 1950

  • Author: David Gero
  • Publisher: History Press
  • ISBN: 9780750966337
  • Category: Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Page: 416
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David Gero has compiled a catalogue of major air disasters since the 1950s. He investigates every type of calamity, including those caused by inclement weather and inhospitable terrain, mechanical failure and pilot error, and that spectre of more recent times -- terrorism.

The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Misses

The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Misses

  • Author: Paul Simpson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780338295
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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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 travelling 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. The book also details the often ingenious, always painstaking work done by air-accident investigators, while a glossary helps to clarify the occasional, inevitable bits of jargon.

The Final Call

The Final Call

Why Airline Disasters Will Continue to Happen

  • Author: Stephen Barlay
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 457
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Examines the causes of airplane crashes, arguing that nearly all are both repetitive and unnecessary, and investigates why they continue to happen

The Crash Detectives

The Crash Detectives

Investigating the World’s Most Mysterious Air Disasters

  • Author: Christine Negroni
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 178239642X
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 186
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In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes the reader inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As Negroni dissects each accident, she explores the common themes and, most importantly, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation and aircraft design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way, she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive. Tying in aviation science, performance psychology and extensive interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, crash survivors and others involved in accidents all over the world, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that might just cure your fear of flying, and will definitely make you a more informed passenger.