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Air Disasters

Dramatic Black Box Flight Recordings

Air Disasters( )
Author: MacPherson, Malcolm
ISBN:978-0-00-728089-6
Publication Date:Oct 2008
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Imprint:Collins
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $21.99
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Aeronautics & Astronautics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.1 x 19.7 x 2 cm
Book Weight:0.21 Kilograms
Author Biography
MacPherson, Malcolm (Author)
Journalist and author Malcolm MacPherson was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. At 11, he survived a car accident that killed his parents and was raised by relatives. He graduated from Trinity College in 1965 and served in the Marine Corps. He became a correspondent for Newsweek, where he covered numerous wars and conflicts including the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey and the Arab-Israeli war of 1973. He left the magazine in 1978 in order to become a full-time author. He wrote both fiction and non-fiction books including The Lucifer Key (1981), The Blood of His Servants (1984), In Cahoots (1994), Roberts Ridge (2005), and Hocus Potus (2007). He also did free-lance work for Time magazine. He died of a heart attack on January 17, 2009 at the age of 65.

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