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Crash of TWA Flight 260 Paperback – June 16, 2010
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Since I enjoy reading books about aircraft and their problems, I bought the one about the crash of TWA Flight 260.
The opening chapters, which recreated the actions of the pilots were interesting.
I found many of the later chapters, centering on the various searches a bit tedious. The fact that analyses of causes of this disaster resulted in the absolution of the pilots showed the value of persistence. The possibility of a compass error led examiners to re-open the case of Flight 260.
A good, but not great book.
The content is certainly all there, but I only gave the book four stars for a number of mechanical problems that one would not expect in a University of New Mexico Press book, such as direct quotes that were not set-off properly, and, for example, the repeated incorrect use of "Federal Aeronautics Administration" in place of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (see pages 172-173).
I was very pleased with this purchase and the book was a satisfying read. Four stars.
Nicholas A. Veronico
Probable Cause finding was, in effect, that the pilot killed himself
and the crew and passengers for some unknown reason. Murder/Suicide!
The unbelievably dogged persistence by a TWA Captain, with years of
investigation, got the Civil Aeronautics Board to change the finding's
Probably Cause. You'll have to read the book for further info but it
has many details and photos of the remote crash site and many of the
people involved. A great mystery for aviation buffs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've spent a lot of time in the Sandias but never knew about this crash. Great read and although a tragedy for those on board and their loved ones, a very interesting book.Published 9 months ago by Cat's stuff
Fairly well written, good background information, and good details on the rescue/recovery operations. Read morePublished 10 months ago by TNT
I downloaded the audio book while in Albuquerque and spent 4 days hiking in the Sandia Mountains and found this book to be extremely informative about the crash of TWA flight 260... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Scott Simmons
I felt this book was a little weaker than most air disaster books. Perhaps because it was not written by a pilot or member of the industry. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Boyd Finch
"Terrain warning bell" in 1955? I don't think so. Cockpits were still simple then.I grew up in Albuquerque and remember this crash. Read morePublished 24 months ago by HosteenHoskieBegay
Well written and insightful narrative from an original member of the rescue group. So recommend this to others interested in the crash.Published on July 13, 2014 by scott perkins