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 new edition of the authoritative work on the subject brings the grim but important story of air disasters right up to date. 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. Aviation Disasters is the authoritative record of air disasters worldwide.
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: March 1st 2017
This is a wonderful book that gives you a concise synopsis into the accident, how it happened, and recommendations to prevent it happening again. The way this book is set-up allows the reader to pick up the book and read a small bit and then put it down again before reading any more. It’s great for people who want to read something quickly because they don’t have the time to read lots of information in one hit.
The different air crashes are divided in year sections and then they are grouped chronologically started at the oldest and ending with the most recent one in the year group. Each one includes the date it happened and the time; where it happened; the airline and aircraft type. It’s easy and enjoyable to read. It would be a great reference book for anyone’s bookshelf.
Recommend for: Any adults or those with a mature curious mind