Reprint of a 1986 title in softback records twelve of the most significant air disasters during the last fifty years, from the crash of the R-101 airship in 1930 to the two 747 disasters of 1985 - the Japan Air Lines crash near Tokyo and the Air India flight disappearance off the Irish coast. Many maps and drawings.
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