From the Author
The incidents include the mystery of Air Midwest 5481 made unflyable by maintenance shortcuts, the DHL crew whose wing was shot off and an inexplicable aerobatic crash solved by DNA testing.
Every chapter features a detailed walk-through of a real-life air emergency. I've combined official investigation reports and modern media coverage with cockpit and ATC transcripts to take you through these accidents and near-misses. I hope that you'll agree that Why Planes Crash offers a compelling look at the critical moments which define an aviation accident, explaining both the how and the why of catastrophic accidents in modern times.
About the Author
She's worked across all modern media including:
- Newspapers: contributor to The Guardian, Piper Flyer and Forbes.
- TV: aviation expert on the Discovery Channel series Air Crash Confidential(Series 2, Episodes 3 and 5), the Russian Channel 1 news, French Channel M6 Disparition du vol MH370 and ntv.ru Central Television program.
- Web: creator of and sole contributor to Fear of Landing, with associated social media connections. Aviation Books: author of You Fly Like a Woman, The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, and the previous two books in this series: Why Planes Crash Case Files: 2001 and Why Planes Crash Case Files: 2002.