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Aviation Disasters

Aviation Disasters

The World’s Major Civil Airliner Crashes Since 1950

  • Author: David Gero
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752499920
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 384
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Flying as an airline passenger is, statistically, one of the safest forms of travel. Even so, the history of civil aviation is littered with high-profile disasters involving major loss of life. This new edition of the authoritative work on the subject brings the grim but important story of air disasters right up to date. David Gero assembles a list of major air disasters since the 1950s across continents. He investigates every type of calamity, including those caused by appalling weather, mechanical failure, pilot error, inhospitable terrain and hostile action. The first incident of sabotage involving a commercial jetliner is covered, as is the first, much-feared crash of the jumbo jet era. Examined alongside less well-known disasters are high-profile episodes such as that of Pan American Flight 103 at Lockerbie in 1988, the Twin Towers tragedy of 11 September 2001 and, more recently, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in 2014 – the greatest mystery of the commercial jet age. Aviation Disasters is the authoritative record of air disasters worldwide, fully illustrated with a fascinating selection of photographs.

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:
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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.

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.

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.

Plane Crash

Plane Crash

The Forensics of Aviation Disasters

  • Author: George Bibel,Robert Hedges
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421424487
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 328
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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.

Military Aviation Disasters

Military Aviation Disasters

Significant Losses Since 1908

  • Author: David Gero
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 176
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Investigates the huge number of military aircraft crashes that occur each year but which rarely make the news. This reference work examines all significant losses worldwide from 1908 to the present day.

Early Aviation Disasters

Early Aviation Disasters

The World's Major Airliner Crashes Before 1950

  • Author: David Gero
  • Publisher: History PressLtd
  • ISBN: 9780752459875
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 192
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David Gero's highly successful Aviation Disasters, which reviewed major airliner crashes dating back to 1950, finally has an accompanying volume. Using the same format as its predecessor, Early Aviation Disasters examines major aviation catastrophes that occurred in the early days of commercial flight, prior to 1950. Long before the days of wide-bodied jets and supersonic travel, two, three and four-engine airplanes, flying boats and airships made their way over land and sea, connecting cities, countries and continents in what was then a revolutionary mode of transport. Some of these flights ended in tragedy, and these catastrophes are thoroughly reviewed in this illustrated book. The book recounts the Hindenburg disaster in 1937, the disastrous mid-air collision between an airliner and a fighter aircraft over Washington DC in 1949 and the loss of the British Star Tiger and Star Ariel transports, less than one year apart. Many other less well-known and even forgotten disasters were also covered in this fascinating new volume. David Gero has more than 30 years experience as a writer and magazine editor and has worked in television production for more than 25 years. He has long been interested in the subject of aircraft accidents, collecting information since the age of 13. He appeared as a consultant in a Discovery Channel programme on aviation accidents and has previously written the successful Aviation Disasters: The World's Major Commercial Airliner Crashes Since 1950, which has been printed in five editions since 1993, and Military Aviation Disasters and Flights of Terror.

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.

Air Disasters

Air Disasters

  • Author: Jay Hawkins
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 1448860067
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Looks at the science of air crashes and disasters, highlighting such major instances as 9/11 and TWA Flight 800.