The Crash Detectives

The Crash Detectives

Investigating the World's Most Mysterious Air Disasters

Book - 2016
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"In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes us 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 what happened and why, she explores their common themes and, most important, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation, and airplane 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,"
Publisher: New York, New York :, Penguin Books,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780143127321
Characteristics: xi, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Apr 08, 2017

Grim cynical book.
Lithium-ion battery accident on 787.
Great Britain suppressed investigation on UN secretary general plane crash in former Rhodesia & fourth investigation opened thanks to African historian.
Pitfalls on relying too much on NTSB when CIA used Eastern Airlines to ferry arms to Contra rebels.
Top Australian Airline officials blasted pilot for aborting medical evacuation flight during an investigation that was itself subject to criticism.
Felt enraged at bureaucrats, penny pinching airlines & embedded aerospace engineers.

Oct 07, 2016

Great book by a real expert on aviation [as opposed to that shyster woman formerly with Bush's DOT who they bring on CNN all the time, claiming she's an // expert \\ !!!]. She believes the missing MH370 [that Malaysian Airlines commercial airliner with a most experienced command pilot] was most likely an accident, and she may very well be right, but I would also suggest reading the book: Someone Is Hiding Something, by Richard Belzer, George Noory, and David Wayne and also Touching History, by Lynn Spencer - - food for thought!?


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