Aviation Disasters

Aviation Disasters : The World's Major Civil Airliner Crashes Since 1950

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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 has been meticulously researched and updated, bringing the grim but important story of air disasters right up to date. David Gero assembles a list of major air disasters since the 1950s from 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 crash in 2009 of Continental Connection Flight 3407 into a house in Buffalo, New York.
"Aviation Disasters" is the authoritative record of air disasters worldwide, fully illustrated with a fascinating selection of black and white and colour photographs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 170.18 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 975.22g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0752450395
  • 9780752450391
  • 508,280

About David Gero

David Gero has always had a keen interest in aeronautics, starting his collection of air disaster reports at the age of thirteen. Since then he has gathered information on many thousands of incidents, involving all kinds of aircraft and from many different countries.
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