The Crash Detectives: Investigating the World’s Most Mysterious Air Disasters

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Atlantic Books, Sep 27, 2016 - Transportation - 186 pages

A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail - leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370 - and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer.

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.

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User Review  - wildrequiem - LibraryThing

Review There's nothing mysterious about any of these plane crashes save for that conspiracy section that imo was totally unnecessary. I'm sure that political coverups for certain cases must occur, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - niaomiya - LibraryThing

I found this book very interesting. It covered a myriad of air mishaps, ranging from the days of the Wright Brothers to the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. What was really ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Journalist, aviation blogger, documentary producer and crash investigator Christine Negroni has more than fifteen years' experience observing and participating in the international effort to create safer skies. She currently reports for the New York Times, ABC News and Air & Space.

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