Air travel is one of the safest modes of travel when we take into account the distances and freedom that it allows us. And yet, we still remain obsessed with aviation disasters. What caused these accidents? Whose fault was it? In her series of books, Why Planes Crash, Sylvia Wrigley investigates the worst aviation disasters of the twenty first century.
Why Planes Crash: 2001 is the first of the series. Wrigley has put together eleven of the most interesting incidents that the world saw in the year 2001. These include detailed a analysis of the disastrous runway incursion at Linate, the passenger interference leading to the Avjet Aspen Crash and why an Airbus A300 disintegrated over Queens.
From bad weather to the engineering faults in the aircraft, the author critically looks into each factor that could have led to the crash. Her investigations and deep insight puts the reader into the position of a witness to the disaster and yet it is comprehensive enough for readers with no aviation knowledge to understand.
“For those aviation enthusiasts that wish to delve beyond the sensationalist headlines on aviation accidents Sylvia Wrigley’s Why Planes Crash will satisfy their needs. Informative, critical and insightful.”
~HAL STOEN, STOENWORKS AVIATION
“The author has done a remarkable job in not only researching the evidence of the accidents she covers and in putting across the problems of an investigation, but she has managed to do this in a way that will interest and appeal to a wide range of readers.”
~JOHN FARLEY OBE, AUTHOR OF VIEW FROM THE HOVER
Why Planes Crash: 2001 is available now at these fine online shops:
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/15vt87o
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Gumroad (PDF): https://gumroad.com/l/crash2001
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Here’s what the Chief Test Pilot of the Harrier Jump Jet had to say about the book:
When an aircraft crashes it is usually pretty clear at once from initial reports what has happened: “It hit the ground two miles before the runway”, “It crashed in bad weather” or “It hit a mountain”. However finding out why the aircraft crashed and trying to learn from the event is quite another matter.
To even the most experienced investigator the causes can initially seem a mystery and there is so much information that has to be analysed that most of us would wonder where on earth to start. The debris, air traffic messages, eyewitnesses, the engineering history of the aircraft, the crew background and experience, and so on, are all things that could matter – but where are the vital clues to be found?
The author has done a remarkable job in not only researching the evidence of the accidents she covers and in putting across the problems of an investigation, but she has managed to do this in a way that will interest and appeal to a wide range of readers.
John Farley OBE, Author of View from the Hover: My Life in Aviation.
Why Planes Crash is available in in all popular ebook formats.
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