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This collection of one of Flying's most popular features performs post-mortems on airplane accidents and helps pilots avoid similar life-threatening situations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830642823
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/1994
  • Pages: 225
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Decision-Making 1
Avianca 052: How Did It Happen? 1
Following Orders 7
Bad Bet 11
Late for Work 15
Angel of Mercy 19
Too Late to Turn Back 23
Hidden Pressure 27
The Road Warrior 30
Uncontrolled Experiment 33
Pride Before the Fall 36
Dropping the Reins 40
Deferred Maintenance 45
Point of Know Return 49
2 Attitude 54
Patterns of Destruction 54
End of a Rule-Breaker 59
Flying Squirrel 63
Flying Above the Law 69
Hot Head 72
Heart Trouble 76
3 Ice 80
Too Long in the Ice 80
Ice Box 83
Ice is Where You Find It 86
Frost Bite 90
Just a Little Ice 95
Ice Stalled the Tail 99
4 Thunderstorms 103
By Jove 103
Inexplicable Breakup 108
Radar Trap 111
Blind Alley 115
5 Mechanical Problems 120
Door Open to Disaster 120
Loose Needle 124
You Can Go Home Again 126
Misrigged and Rolling 130
Unsolved Mysteries 134
6 Human Error 138
Danger Zone: IFR to VFR 138
Low and Slow 142
Formation Disaster 145
"See and Avoid" or Blind Faith? 149
Flight of the Intruder 152
Don't Blame Us 156
Snow Storm 159
Mistaken Identity 164
Tuned for Disaster 167
Flap Trap 171
Sins of Omission 176
Control Conundrum 180
Pushed to the Limit 183
Too Hot to Handle 187
What Failed, Gyro or Pilot? 191
Just Say No-Go 195
The Perils of Perseverance 198
Reverse Psychology 203
Falling Stars 206
7 Mixed Bags 210
Waiting to Happen 210
Exploring the Down-to-Earth 214
Twice-Told Tale 219
The Good, Bad and Ugly 222
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