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Deadly Departure: Why The Experts Failed To Prevent The TWA Flight 800 Disaster And How It Could Happen Again (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 16. Februar 2000


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  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 272 Seiten
  • Verlag: William Morrow; Auflage: Stated First Edition (16. Februar 2000)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0060194774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060194772
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,6 x 2,4 x 23,2 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3.5 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (12 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.999.078 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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Though it can be classified as airplane reading, you may not want to bring Deadly Departure with you on your next flight. In this gripping story of the investigation of the crash of TWA Flight 800, aviation correspondent Christine Negroni guides the reader through the intricacies of the U.S. government's most expensive crash investigation to date. Personal stories of passengers, their families, crash investigators, rescue workers, conspiracy theorists, and employees of Boeing and TWA underpin Negroni's account of the investigation as a catalog of conflict, incompetence, and deceit. She concludes that, contrary to the claims of aircraft manufacturers, fuel tank explosions are a real danger, but one that lies within the range of acceptable risk for both the industry and the Federal Aviation Authority.
If there was a conspiracy to hide the truth about what really happened to Flight 800, it began long before the crash, and it wasn't an effort to cover up action, it was a conspiracy of inaction. Although the newspapers were filled with experts insisting planes don't just fall out of the sky and fuel tank explosions can't bring down an airplane, insiders knew different.
If you have followed the strange and sad saga of TWA 800's mysterious end and its aftermath, Negroni's book is for you. --Julia Riches

Synopsis

A blistering behindthescenes look at the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 shows how the airline industry for years ignored an obvious design flaw that could cause explosions and discusses the politics that stymied the investigation of the crash.

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Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
There is a type of reader that considers "Parade" magazine a news source and "People" magazine the embodiment of current investigative journalism. This book will be popular with that type of purchaser.
"Deadly Departure" is so clumsily fixated on an unproven scenario to explain the destruction of TWA Flight 800 that, in its arms-and-legs-akimbo dash to buttress its imagined cause, it contorts itself in attempting to discount and/or ignore many facts regarding the event.
All readers should make sure their seat belts are buckled before volunteering for this jarring ride.
A reporter with the media resources at hand that author Christine Negroni must have had when she embarked on the writing of this book no doubt was aware of those other facts, but she has chosen to skirt them in pursuit of the wacky "self-exploding fuel tank" scenario. This is a book for readers who, for some reason, want their look at the terrible aircraft disaster to be packaged as a quasi-factual "TWA Flight 800-Lite" essay. Those seeking the full body of disturbing facts examined in a full and fair light will have to look elsewhere.
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Deadly Departure by Christine Negroni is a chilling account of the final moments experienced by the crew and passengers TWA Flight 800 and the months spent piecing the evidence together to determine the cause. Through eyewitness testimony, information culled from the wreckage itself by forensic investigators, and interviews with countless officials, Negroni masterfully weaves together the gritty details of the crash while breathing life into each of the passengers. Passengers, men and women and children, whose lives were secondary to corporate profits. Readers will be more than a little reluctant to fly the friendly skies after learning the horrifying facts behind the crash, outraged that it could have been prevented and incredulous to discover that it can happen again.
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Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
Another journalist who knows nothing about aviation pretending to be an expert on the subject. Some flaws with the book; 1. She bases her book on information from people at the NTSB and not Boeing, despite the fact Boeing are far more experienced at aircraft engineering. 2. She fails to check whether the NTSB provide correct information. 3. She sources other accidents that are not related to TWA 800. The other accidents involved terrorism, lightning and fuels more volatile to Jet A. 4. She fails to mention that shortly before the accident, N93119 was struck by lightning, which triggered all safety guards, including centre wing tank protection, indicating that wiring in the tank was OK.
Don't bother with this book.
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Von Ein Kunde am 15. Mai 2000
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An exceptionally well written account of what is a tragic, mysterious and fascinating airline accident. The author does a comprehensive job reporting and explaining the circumstances of the convoluted investigative process that followed the TWA 800 accident. "Deadly Departure" also introduces the reader to some of the backgrounds' of the victims, their families and those involved with the crash to this day. The countless research time and painstaking accuracy which support this book are quite apparent. As an aviation safety professional, I often find myself especially critical of aviation reporting. In this case, my fastidious criticism yields a "must read" recommendation.
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Von Ein Kunde am 13. April 2000
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Christine Negroni has written a spellbinding account of the TWA flight 800 disaster. While the outcome is known before you begin the book, she successfully weaves together all of the different strands of this disaster -- from the technical, to the human interest, the inter-agency rivalry, and the painstaking detective work. The book will appeal to the lay reader who is not an expert in aviation safety. Given the prevalence of conspiracy theorists who are anxious to debunk this book (and any responsible theories about this disaster) I would read any negative reviews with a huge grain of salt. Read the book and come to your own conclusions. You will be glad you did.
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Negroni provides us with an unsettling look at alleged shortfalls in airline safety, the politics of the business, and the friction between investigative government agencies. Disappointedly, her approach to the issues is a little sensationalistic and avoids some obvious facts which detract from the truly emotional issues. In example, the book ignores the changeover to a less volatile fuel by both the military and commercial airlines which weakens many of the fuel tank as the cause theories. Still, "Deadly Departure" does provide some new and interesting assumptions.
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