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The Black Box: All-New Cockpit Voice Recorder Accounts Of In-flight Accidents

The Black Box: All-New Cockpit Voice Recorder Accounts Of In-flight Accidents by Malcolm Macpherson 0688158927 9780688158927
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Readers join desperate pilots in the cockpit as they fight gravity and time in a plane thats falling out of the sky.Anyone who watches the news knows about the black box. Officially called the cockpit voice recorder, the black box (which is actually Day-glo orange) records the final moments of any in-flight accident. Often it provides the only explanation of a crash -- inevitably, it provides a heart-breaking, second-by-second account of intense fear tempered by unyielding professionalism.This 1984 Quill title has been completely updated to include twenty-eight new incidents occurring between 1978 and 1996. Some are famous, like the 1996 Valujet crash in the Everglades and the ill-fated launch of the space shuttle Challenger; other disasters range from commuter prop aircraft to jumbo airliners and a pair of Air Force planes. Few have ever been revealed in their entirety, each, without exception, is absolutely gripping.In this new edition, editor Malcolm MacPherson has, wherever possible, added weather notes and descriptions of events in the cockpit and cabin, heightening our vivid sense of being there during the final moments. Provided by the National Transportation Safety Board and vetted by an experienced airline captain, these are unforgettable case studies in ultimate emergency -- authentic, immediate, filled with drama, terror, human frailty and error, and unquenchable courage.

Author: Malcolm Macpherson

Language: English

Edition: Rev Sub

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 208

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Publication Date: 1998-07-22

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