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Aircraft Accident Analysis: Final Reportsby James M. Walters
Synopses & Reviews
Fascinating and factual accounts of the worlds most recentand compelling crashes
Industry insiders James Walters and Robert Sumwalt, trained aviation accident investigators and commercial airline pilots, offer expert analyses of notable and recent aircraft accidents in this eye-opening, lesson-filled case file. Culled from final reports issued by military and foreign government investigations, as well as additional research and resources, Aircraft Accident Analysis tells the final and full tales of doomed flights that stopped the world cold in their wake.
Technical accuracy and details, presented in laymans language, help to clarify:
• Major accidents from commercial, military, and general aviation flights
• Pilot backgrounds and flight histories
• Chronology of events leading to each accident
• Description of aviation investigation process
• Insight into NTSB, military, and foreign government findings
• Resulting recommendations, requirements, and policy changes
• Preview summaries of accidents too recent for final reports are also highlighted.
Readable, authoritative, and complete, Aircraft Accident Analysis: Final Reports is at once an important reference tool and a riveting, what-went-wrong look at air safety for everyone who flies.
Featured final and preview reports include:
U.S. Air Force, U.S Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Jessica Dubroff, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Valujet Airlines 592, Everglades, Florida
American Airlines 955, Cali, Columbia
John Denver, Pacific Grove, California
Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Carrollton, Georgia
US Air 427, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TWA 800, Long Island, New York
Delta Air Lines, LaGuardia Airport, New York
John F. Kennedy, Jr., Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts
Book News Annotation:
Covering commercial, general, and military aviation in the United States, this work surveys 18 specific aircraft accidents, summarizing the investigation and findings of the various investigative bodies charged with discovering what went wrong. The majority of the chapters discuss major carrier accidents and provide information on flight background, investigations and findings, National Transportation Safety Board recommendations, and subsequent industry action.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
James Walters is a Captain with a major U.S. airline and is Chairman of the Accident Investigation Board for the Airline Pilots Association, International. He is completing studies toward a master's degree in aeronautical science/safety from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and is a graduate of the Transportation Safety Institute. He frequently participates in National Transportation Safety Board accident investigations and disaster preparedness training exercises conducted by airports worldwide.
Robert Sumwalt is a Captain for a major international airline. Having received training as an aircraft accident investigator from the NTSB, he participates in air carrier accident investigations and also in aviation safety research. A consultant to the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System, he is the author of numerous aviation articles, training texts, and manuals on aircraft operations, human factors, aircraft accident investigation, and airline policies and procedures.
Table of Contents
The longest investigation in U.S. history: US Air flight 427.
El Duluvio claims American.
Carnage in the Everglades: The flight of Valujet 592.
Contact approach: A close call for Delta 554.
Waiting for rescue: an agonizing night for KAL 801.
Along for the ride: The final descent of ASA 529.
Dangerous misconceptions: The legacy of Comair 3272.
A missed approach: The fatal flight of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.
Have Blue: An airshow to remember.
Shattered dreams: a record-setting flight gone awry.
The investigation continues.