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Posted January 11, 2000
This was my first book aircraft crashes and investigations. Mr. Stewart does a fantastic job of explaining how an aircraft works to a non-engineer (like myself) so that anyone can study the photographs and diagrams and read the text to understand the events leading up to the accident, how the accident happened, and the twists the investigation followed to reach its conclusions. The first chapter, dealing with the crash of a British commercial dirigible prior to the advent of passenger airplanes, is a little slow, but the following chapters kept drawing me deeper and deeper. I got hooked on this book and had it finished in 3 days. I then gave a copy to a friend to read on a business trip (twisted humor) and he got hooked on it, too. There was another book called 'Air Disasters' by Stanley Stewart and a few other authors, which contains a different set of crashes from this book. Its also worth getting.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.