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35 Miles from Shore: The Ditching and Rescue of ALM Flight 980 by [Corsetti III, Emilio]
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"This well-researched, fast-paced study vividly re-creates the chain of errors that resulted in the catastrophe, the harrowing rescue missions, and the mixed effects of the tragedy on the subsequent lives of the crew, survivors, and rescuers." John Carver Edwards, Univ. of Georgia Library Journal

"...Corsetti weaves a story of an airplane type pushed to the edge of its performance limits on a non-stop route between New York and St. Maarten; confusion in emergency protocols, a non-functioning PA system, and a possibly faulty fuel totalizer, all of which combined in a "perfect storm" in the days before safety management system (SMS) culture made risk analysis an industry touchstone." Curt Epstein Aviation Int'l News

"Corsetti writes with startling clarity of the events leading up to the ditching of the DC-9, the rescue efforts and then the post-flight investigation...when the airplane goes down, readers are seeing and hearing everything that's happening." Sandra Fahning Medina Gazette

"35 Miles From Shore by Emilo Corsetti III is the most astounding non fiction book I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Extremely detailed, well researched and action packed, this book is a don't put down book until it's finished, Wow!!" Terry Studer Front Street Reviews

"Frightening Flight. On May 2, 1970, ALM Flight 980 from New York to St. Maarten was forced to land in the rain-swollen Caribbean, where it floated for ten minutes before sinking in deep waters. How the fifty-seven passengers survived for an hour and a half in the shark-infested waters until the Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy arrived to the rescue, is harrowingly told here." Karl Helicher Foreward magazine

From the Author

The story told in 35 Miles From Shore recounts what happened in the only open-water ditching of a commercial jet. It's a disaster story, it's a rescue at sea story, it's also a story about an airline accident. Above all, this book should appeal to fans of true stories and nonfiction narratives.

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  • File Size: 2566 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Odyssey Publishing; 1 edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Publication Date: May 19, 2008
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0019NU37M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,452 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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