Aircraft Down: Landings, Crash Landings and Rescues

Aircraft Down: Landings, Crash Landings and Rescues

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by Alec Brew
     
 

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When a pilot experiences a sudden loud bang or sudden total silence, he is often faced with the stark choice of the parachute or attempting to get the aircraft down to earth in as few pieces as possible. This book describes twenty-three remarkable and true instances when, for a variety of reasons, all seems lost - but life was not. These life-threatening incidents

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When a pilot experiences a sudden loud bang or sudden total silence, he is often faced with the stark choice of the parachute or attempting to get the aircraft down to earth in as few pieces as possible. This book describes twenty-three remarkable and true instances when, for a variety of reasons, all seems lost - but life was not. These life-threatening incidents range through the history of powered flight and all over the globe from Arctic waste to desert sand and from English hillside to coral reef. Within the narrative are moments of humor, despair and utter joy. The author has gleaned his information from a myriad of sources and many personal accounts. For those who love to read of the human spirit and its determination to survive against all odds - this book makes splendid reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783460298
Publisher:
Pen and Sword
Publication date:
09/19/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
573,215
File size:
4 MB

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Alec Brew is an author and historian.

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