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Why Airplanes Crash: Aviation Safety in a Changing World Hardcover – May 28, 1992

ISBN-13: 978-0195072235 ISBN-10: 0195072235

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 28, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195072235
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195072235
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #907,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"To those concerned with aviation safety, this book provides a complete examination of the topic."--Policy Currents


"This book should be on the desk of every airline and FAA executive concerned with safety; its conclusions should be the basis of a new aviation safety regulatory regime."--J.E. Murdock III, Baker, Worthington, Crossley, Stansberry & Woolf


"These widely recognized experts on aviation safety have provided some important analysis on the subject, putting to rest some concerns that airline deregulation has made the skies less safe, but raising some thought-provoking policy questions about the future of aviation safety in an increasingly globalized and technologically sophisticated air system. It is very readable and a must for policymakers, the aviation industry and all frequent flyers."--John E. Robson, Deputy Secretary of Treasury


"Why Airplanes Crash reports the results of a careful analysis of myriad statistics developed over the years concerning civil aviation safety. The material is well-presented both in text and data and is equally accessible to the aviation professional and the interested layperson."--Aaron Gellman, Northwestern University


"All true aviation professionals continually focus on safety. Safety relies on an integrated system of people, equipment, and procedures. A great deal of margin is built into aviation, so the key to safety is having the 'man-in-the-loop' well trained and continually vigilant. Why Airplanes Crash is a factual summary of the issues and incidents that have prompted more modern approaches to aviation safety in the cockpit, on the frontline, among our engineers, and in the board room."--T. Allen McArtor, President, FEDEX Aeronautics Corporation


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Clinton V. Oster and C. Kurt Zorn are both at Indiana University. John S. Strong is at College of William and Mary.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 20, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I put on about 100,000 frequent flier miles a year. Once in an airport while waiting for a delay I came across this book. Almost as a joke I bought it to amuse my travel companions. We all joked a bit about it for a while. Our flight eventually boarded and I took the book out and began to read. I was captivated. I finished the book in less than a day. I left it on my desk in the office and people are still borrowing to this day. There is something morbid about reading these accounts but once you start you will not be able to finish.
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It's mostly about numbers, rather than conclusions, but I like this carefully collected and accurately presented information. Quite interesting book!
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 7, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Covers the effect or lack of effect of aviation deregulation on aircraft accidents in the US. Shows primary causes and has an amazing number of statistics on how and why aircraft crash
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