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Major update September 2012 with proofreader specializing in aviation.
The Colgan Air disaster was added and the Air France AF447 crash rewritten with a unique countdown timeline. These two accidents show how pilots, having become dependent on automation, may may not be able to cope with certain situations unless trained in a new way.
As before, includes Tenerife (the worst-ever multi-aircraft disaster), Japan Airlines JL123 (the worst single-aircraft disaster), the de Havilland Comet (the first jetliner), DC-10, supersonic Concorde, Kegworth air disaster (where pilots mistakenly shut down the good engine), Piché’s 80-mile glide to a safe landing on an island in the Atlantic after his fuel ran out, a mid-air collision where a father subsequently assassinated the air traffic controller he presumed was responsible, AA587 NYC, Avianca NYC, Sully’s Hudson River ditching …
The lessons from these and the other accidents narrated and analysed here helped make flying so safe today. Those lessons are applicable in medicine and many other fields.
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