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Aircraft Accident Analysis: Final Reports

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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

Abbreviations.

Preface.

Introduction.

Part one: Major air carrier accidents.

The longest investigation in U.S. history: US Air flight 427.

Pressure falling rapidly: american 1572 narrowly averts disaster.

El Duluvio claims American.

A tale of tow tragedies: Bergenair 301 and Aeroperu.

Carnage in the Everglades: The flight of Valujet 592.

A Pilot's nightmare: The inflight fire of FedEx 1406.

Contact approach: A close call for Delta 554.

A final evaluation flight for Arborne Express.

Waiting for rescue: an agonizing night for KAL 801.

Part two: Rregional airline accidents.

Along for the ride: The final descent of ASA 529.

Quandary at Quincy: The runway collision of United Express 5925 and Beechcraft King Air N1227D.

Dangerous misconceptions: The legacy of Comair 3272.

Part three: Military accidents.

A missed approach: The fatal flight of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.

A lack of teamwork: HAVOC 58 impacts Sleeping Indian Mountain.

Have Blue: An airshow to remember.

Part four: General Aviation accidents.

Shattered dreams: a record-setting flight gone awry.

Falling star: John Denver's final flight.

The investigation continues.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071351492
Other:
Walters, James M.
Author:
Sumwalt, Robert L.
Author:
Walters, James M.
Author:
Sumwalt, Robert
Author:
Walters, Jim
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
Aviation - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Engineering - Industrial
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Aircraft accidents
Subject:
Aviation - Commercial
Subject:
flight,accidents,Major air carrier,Duluvio claims american,longest investigation,tow tragedies,tale,narrowly averts disaster,history,Preface,Abbreviations,Reports Aircraft Accident
Subject:
Industrial engineering
Subject:
Aircraft accidents -- Investigation.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
888
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.93x5.97x1.19 in. 1.42 lbs.

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