Air Disasters: Dramatic black box flight recordings

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HarperCollins Publishers, Sep 17, 2009 - Reference - 304 pages
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Compelling and dramatic insights into crucial moments inside the cockpit.

Discover the most sensational air disasters of recent years. Transcripts of actual black box recordings of conversations between captains, their crew, and air traffic control on the ground reveal the final moments during which life-and-death decisions were made.

In some cases, disaster is averted; in others, the results are fatal. Every one of these real-life stories contains heroism and terror, and shows the sheer professionalism of those involved when under extreme pressure. They enable the reader to get right inside the cockpit and relive what happened, minute-by-minute, second-by-second.

• Includes Air France Flight 4590, the famous Concorde disaster in July 2000

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User Review  - Dalziel - LibraryThing

If you like reading the last recordings of doomed aircraft (and it makes for a fascinating read) then this is worthwhile. In some cases tragedy is averted, in others it is not. Some are famous, some ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Malcolm MacPherson is an American author who has published various works of non-fiction, as well as novels. He is also prolific as a magazine and newspaper journalist, having been published in, amongst others, ‘Newsweek’, ‘New York’ magazine and the ‘International Herald Tribune’.

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