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Brace for Impact free pdf Find out everything you need to know about air crashes and accidents, from what causes them to what you can do to survive. Why do planes crash? Gut-wrenching images of shattered fuselages and body parts being bagged for the morgue the history of air accidents is a harrowing one. Yet flying remains the safest mode of transport, thanks to the work of crash detectives. Planes have always crashed. Even Icarus plummeted to his death after an equipment malfunction. The reasons why often remained mysteries until the invention of the black box and the evolution of forensic accident investigation. Since the Wright brothers flew, aircraft design, pilot training, maintenance, and air traffic control have all evolved to current standards of safety. But, because of lessons learned from tragedies that befell the Comets in the 1950s, the Douglas DC-10s in the 1970s, and ill-fated Air India, TWA, and Swissair flights, flying today is safer than ever. In many ways, the history of aviation is the history of air crash investigation."

About Peter Pigott

Peter Pigott was born in England and grew up in India and Canada. After a career in the Department of Foreign Affairs, he became Canada's most prolific aviation author and among his accomplishments are the histories of Air Canada, Trans-Canada Airlines and Canadian Airlines. He is the author of From Far and Wide, Sailing Seven Seas, Canada in Sudan, and many more books. He lives in Ottawa.

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Author : Peter Pigott
Publisher : Dundurn Group
Data Published :
ISBN : 1459732529
EAN : 9781459732520
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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