Flight #116 Is Down!

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Perfection Learning Corporation, Mar 1, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 201 pages
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Saturday, 5:10 P.M. Sixteen-year-old Heidi Landseth is alone in her isolated home near New York City.

5:15 P.M. Across town, seventeen-year-old Patrick Farquhar, a volunteer rescue worker, longs to prove himself a real emergency.

5:41 P.M. A deafening roar fills the air and the sky glows red. Flight #116, a jumbo jet en route to New York, has crashed in the woods behind Heidi's house.

Mustering strength and courage she never knew she had, Heidi -- alone at first, and then with Patrick and hundreds of others -- works to help the suffering and dying victims. It is a night that will change her life.

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Review: Flight #116 Is Down!

User Review  - Ebster Davis - Goodreads

I read this book about nine years ago. I rememer it was a scholastic book so I was expecting it to be little kid appropriate. Not so! It was very intense account, not only of the a plane crash itself ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shakespearesgirl - Goodreads

It's probably been years since I read this book, and I don't think it's as hard-hitting and alarming for a 27 year old who watches true crime documentaries and researches disasters in her spare time ... Read full review

About the author (1993)

Caroline Cooney was born in 1947 in Geneva, New York. She was raised in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Cooney attended Greenwich High School in 1965 and then various colleges, where she studied Music, Art, and English but never graduated. She began writing while in college. Some of her young adult titles include Driver's Ed, Twenty Pageants Later and the Cheerleaders Series. She also wrote The Face on the Milk Carton, Whatever Happened to Janie?, The Voice on the Radio and What Jane Found. The main character in these novels is a little girl named Janie Johnson who sees her picture on a milk cartoon and her journey to learning the truth about her abduction. Two of her titles The Rear View Mirror and The Face on the Milk Cartoon were made into movies. She has won many awards including an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults for for "Driver's Ed" and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers for "Twenty Pageants." Cooney currently resides in Westbrook, Connecticut.

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