MAYDAY examines airline accidents caused by mechanical failure, fire, mid-air collision, terrorist hijacking, and human error. Also, accidents caused by sabotage, suicide, fuel exhaustion, mistaken identity shoot-down, spatial disorientation, hazardous weather, controlled flight into terrain, and other perils. For each accident the reader witnesses the aerial crisis, the crash, the black-box recording, the investigation, and the often-elusive Probable Cause. Readers embark on a brutally factual journey through Commercial Aviation history. They re-live the airline accidents which have marred man's conquest of the skies. MAYDAY is a gut-wrenching and mesmerizing read for all Aviation Enthusiasts and Aviation Professionals.
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The author served as a military pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. Thereafter he became a commercial pilot for the oil and gas industry. He later worked in various managerial capacities at AT&T for 25 years. During the last 10 years of that career he served as a guest instructor at Bell Communications Research. After retirement from the corporate world he began researching and writing articles and books about military issues, aviation concerns, and history. MAYDAY is one of his 13 books.Review:
The flight engineer reassures the crew of the struggling freight airplane -- OK, it's clear now! One second later the plane explodes on the ground, taking three lives and eight million dollars of material with it. This collection of horrific crashes includes overviews of the events, descriptions of the flights, transcripts of the cockpit recordings, and explanations of the investigations and Probable Causes, ranging from the crash of the Zeppelin airship Hindenburg in 1937 to the events of September 11, 2001, and the loss of the NASA space shuttle, Columbia, in 2003. Sturkey, a retired military and commercial pilot, writes for fellow professionals but carefully considers general readers with interests in aviation, focusing on the educational aspects of each crash, giving sound advice (no one ever collided with the sky) and providing photos and illustrations of events and their aftermath. --SciTech Book News
We just received MAYDAY here in New York. From our read it looks like a best seller. The topics raised are very important ones which the flying public needs to know. --D.J. Donnelly Productions LTD
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