Flight 427: Anatomy of an Air Disaster / Edition 1

Flight 427: Anatomy of an Air Disaster / Edition 1

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Flight 427: Anatomy of an Air Disaster / Edition 1

Boeing's 737 is indisputably the most popular and arguably the safest commercial airliner in the world. But the plane had a lethal flaw, and only after several disastrous crashes and years of painstaking investigation was the mystery of its rudder failure solved. This book tells the story of how engineers and scientists finally uncovered the defect that had been engineered into the plane. One of its novel features is that it portrays the complex interaction of different experts and opposing interests in investigating and solving the mystery of this single crash.

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ISBN-13: 9780387952567
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 07/10/2002
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

(1) The Last Flight of US Airways 427; (2) The State of Commercial Aviation; (3) The View from the Cockpit; (4) Aircraft Design; (5) The Runway; (6) The 737 Rudder; (7) Altitude; (8) ATC; (9) Loss of Control; (10) NTSB; (11) The Crash Site; (12) Pointing Fingers; (13) Theories in Conflict; (14) Boeing Weighs In; (15) FAA and NTSB; (16) The Aftermath

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