Air Disasters (Disasters Up Close) by Michael Woods

By Michael Woods

Air failures do not occur frequently, but if they do, they take a negative toll. aircraft crashes frequently result in loss of life and destruction. yet fast pondering at the a part of pilots, passengers, airport staff, and rescuers might help extra humans continue to exist air failures. With dramatic photographs and firsthand survivor stories--plus the most recent proof and figures--this ebook exhibits you a few of the world's worst air mess ups up shut.

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Air Disasters (Disasters Up Close)

Air failures do not ensue usually, but if they do, they take a negative toll. aircraft crashes often result in dying and destruction. yet fast pondering at the a part of pilots, passengers, airport staff, and rescuers might help extra humans continue to exist air mess ups. With dramatic photographs and firsthand survivor stories--plus the newest evidence and figures--this ebook indicates you many of the world's worst air mess ups up shut.

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I could see the passengers through the plane’s windows and I thought how horrible ” it must have been for them. —an eyewitness to the crash of an Argentine airliner in 1999 37 Firefighters try to put out the smoke and flames of the crashed Concorde in Paris. } or more than twenty-five years, the Concorde was the world’s most famous passenger airplane. Most jetliners fly at about 550 miles (885 km) per hour. The Concorde cruised at about 1,350 miles (2,170 km) per hour. It was the only passenger plane that could fly faster than the speed of sound.

You have flames! ” You have flames behind you! —an air traffic controller speaking to the Concorde pilots via radio The Concorde trailed flames as it attempted to take off in Paris. 39 } AIR DISASTERS USUALLY INVOLVE MANY DEATHS . WHEN AN AIRPLANE HITS THE GROUND , IT BREAKS INTO THOUSANDS OF PIECES . F LYING PIECES OF METAL CAN CUT, TRAP, AND SMASH PASSENGERS . A IRPLANES ALSO CARRY LARGE AMOUNTS OF FUEL . W HEN A PLANE BREAKS APART, THAT FUEL SPILLS OUT. H EAT AND SPARKS FROM THE CRASH CAN SET THE FUEL ON FIRE .

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