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Air travel is one of the safest modes of travel when we take into account the distances and freedom that it allows us. And yet, we still remain obsessed with aviation disasters. What caused these accidents? Whose fault was it? In her series of books, Why Planes Crash, Sylvia Wrigley investigates the worst aviation disasters of the 21st century.

Why Planes Crash Case Files: 2001 is the first of the series. Wrigley has put together 11 of the most interesting incidents that the world saw in the year 2001. These include detailed analysis of the disastrous runway incursion at Linate, the background story to the Avjet Aspen Crash, and why an Airbus A300 disintegrated over Queens.

From bad weather to the engineering faults in the aircraft, the author critically looks into each factor that might have lead to the crash. Her investigations and deep insight compiled thoughtfully in this audiobook make it so interesting that you actually start feeling like a witness to the disaster, and yet it is comprehensive enough for anyone with no aviation knowledge to understand.

"For those aviation enthusiasts that wish to delve beyond the sensationalist headlines on aviation accidents Sylvia Spruck Wrigley's 'Why Planes Crash' will satisfy their needs. Informative, critical and insightful." - Hal Stoen, Stoenworks Aviation

"The author has done a remarkable job in not only researching the evidence of the accidents she covers and in putting across the problems of an investigation, but she has managed to do this in a way that will interest and appeal to a wide range of readers." - John Farley Obe, author of View from the Hover

©2013 Sylvia Wrigley (P)2018 Sylvia Wrigley

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  • Jackson Theofore Keys
  • 02-12-2018

Excellent series of books

If you are interested in airplanes or investigations in general, I believe you will like the book. This is the first book of three that explains what factors (maintenance, ATC, pilots, etc.) led to various plane crashes.

If you are not a pilot or in the industry, you might have to Google a few initial terms to understand basic plane components and mechanics. After that, just relax and enjoy (and sometimes shiver) the stories.

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  • Steve A. Kovacs
  • 14-04-2019

Great book and superb narration

I loved the book and the way the cases were explained. Sort of like a mystery movie that's told as a story. The narrator is the best and simply does a superb job.

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