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ISBN: 1852603798
Author: David Gero
Language: English
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl; 1st edition (April 1, 1993)
Pages: 224
Category: Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 375
Size Fb2: 1297 kb
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The book includes only airline disasters which involved more than 50 fatalities. Aviation Disasters' by David Gero gives a good overview on air crashes with getting too technical for the lay person

The book includes only airline disasters which involved more than 50 fatalities. This is a shortcoming because many substantial lessons have been learned in accidents involving fewer fatalities. Aviation Disasters' by David Gero gives a good overview on air crashes with getting too technical for the lay person. It was also interesting to have a lot of entries in regard to the former Soviet Union.

It records 1994 disasters such as major crashes in Nagoya, Japan, and in Pittsburgh and Indiana, USA.

2 books of David Gero. Flying as an airline passenger is, statistically one of the safest forms of travel. Even so, the history of civil aviation is littered with high-­profile disasters involving major loss of life. This work presents a list of major air disasters since the 1950s from across continents. More . Book rate: 16 downloads. Aviation Disasters: The World's Major Civil Airliner Crashes Since 1950. Flying as an airline passenger is, statistically one of the safest forms of travel

David Gero assembles a list of major air disasters since the 1950s across continents. He investigates every type of calamity, including those caused by appalling weather, mechanical failure, pilot error, inhospitable terrain and hostile action

David Gero assembles a list of major air disasters since the 1950s across continents. He investigates every type of calamity, including those caused by appalling weather, mechanical failure, pilot error, inhospitable terrain and hostile action.

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Even so, the history of civil aviation is littered with high-profile disasters involving major loss of life.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. The first incident of sabotage involving a commercial jetliner is covered, as are the first crash of the jumbo jet era and such high-profile episodes as Pan American Flight 103 at Lockerbie and the Twin Towers tragedy of September 11. An overview of the history of air passenger travel over the decades is also provided, along with a timeline covering the rise of the threat of terrorism since the 1970s and the improvements rooted in the massively increased technological safeguards now implemented by airlines worldwide.

David Gero has compiled a catalogue of major air disasters since the 1950s. Even so, the history of civil aviation is littered with high profile disasters involving major loss of life. He investigates every type of calamity, including those caused by inclement weather and inhospitable terrain, mechanical failure and pilot error, and that spectre of more recent times - terrorism. Flying as an airline passenger is, statistically, one of the safest forms of travel.

Manufacturer: Motorbooks Intl Release date: 1 January 1996 ISBN-10 : 185260526X ISBN-13: 9781852605261.

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Comments:

Ranterl
I appreciate the new editions, and the 6th finally has a cross-referenced index. However, I wonder why Gero doesn’t take the opportunity in new editions to make the whole work less dry. This book is for hardcore plane phobics and aviation buffs because it’s so plodding. There’s a way to be informative without speaking in monotone for hundreds of pages.

Finally, this is an encyclopedic reference, yet it does not discuss every major commercial airline crash. The 1991 flight in Colorado Springs and the 2009/12(?) crash over a Taiwanese road spring to mind, as well as the Air Asiana crash in SFO. And why did the gruesome Eurowings accident merit only a couple of paragraphs? That accident in particular brought us to a crossroads in post-9/11 inflight safety protocols. These crashes are stories worth telling, regardless of the death toll, too. Another reviewer noted that the book covers crashes in which over 50 died. It seems like a rather arbitrary and pointless cutoff.
Broadraven
According to Sutton, the fourth edition of this excellent reference has now been released. My review of the third edition:

The book includes only airline disasters which involved more than 50 fatalities. This is a shortcoming because many substantial lessons have been learned in accidents involving fewer fatalities. For example, only one of the two fatal Lockheed L-188 Electra crashes that were attributed to the "whirl-mode" phenomenon (see also: Robert Serling, "The Electra Story") made it into the book. Both of the early Comet disasters which were caused by fuselage skin fatigue and resulting explosive cabin decompression are omitted. Also, the Northwest B-720B which suffered a jet upset and resulting structural failure in an area of thunderstorm activity west of Miami, Florida in 1963 is also omitted. However, the book is well-worth its purchase price and it includes a summary of each accident, along with the probable cause, a list of publications consulted, a brief glossary, and a good index in which the entries are by aircraft type.
Went Tyu
By far, the best book I've come across covering a wide range of airline mishaps. Many notable and obscure crashes over the last five decades are covered, with special attention paid to some of the more mysterious ones. I was especially pleased at the attention given the mysterious mid-air explosion of the TWA 747 shortly after takeoff from JFK and the USAir 737 that had an uncontrolled rudder deflection. Both crashes were covered in good detail.
I was a bit disappointed, however, with the omission of 2 crashes that I wanted to know more about, namely the 737 at KLAX that was given clearance to land on a runway already occupied by a Fairchild Metroliner, and the PSA Bae146 that was suicide-crashed near So. California.
All in all, though, a good book for those interested in such things.
Siramath
I enjoy history and have read much on the history of aviation since being introduced to Macarthur Job's 'Air Disaster' series. 'Aviation Disasters' by David Gero gives a good overview on air crashes with getting too technical for the lay person. It was also interesting to have a lot of entries in regard to the former Soviet Union.
Hrguig
Pretty good book. Not the best I've read but not bad
Malojurus
2.5 stars...

The book is okay for a light/casual reading. However, disappointingly particularly for a book that talks about the investigation to determine the facts of crashes etc., there are numerous incidents etc. where it gets simple facts wrong...which will be glaringly evident to anyone who has a casual knowledge of major air incidents over the years.

It's sort of like the disappointment one might have in a book written about "9/11" and inside the book says the attack happened on the13th in PHiladelphia. It *definitely* needs some fact checking and/or proofreading.
godlike
A great historical account
1Bad book, horrible photos and BORING. I am so happy I returned this book ! Ready anything but this book.

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