Disasters and accidents

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  • One desert Jet turner

    Earl Heron
    2002
    English
    X X X X X
    232 pg.
    9780970418937

    I came across this book on the internet and it is exceptional for a few reasons. Earl Heron, the author, spent part of his career working as a maintenance engineer for the US Air Force (USAF). You don’t often see books written by maintenance guys, which makes it exceptional in itself. And I love the […]

  • Nog een verhaaltje dan...

    Jan Algera
    2012
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    221 pg.
    978-94-90008-10-9

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • Alive

    Piers Paul Read
    1974
    Dutch, Spanish
    X X X X X
    334 pg.
    90 290 2673 1

    Many people might still recall the events of 13 October 1972, when a Fairchild F-227 of the Uruguayan air force crashed in the Andes with 45 people on board. The plane was carrying the members of a Uruguayan amateur rugby team along with some of their family members and friends, and it was bound for […]

  • Heldere hemel

    Tom Lanoye
    Prometheus
    2012
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    92 pg.
    978-90-596-5149-4

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • Flight Emergency

    Reya Kempley
    2011
    English
    X X X X X
    127 pg.
    978-0-98336-313-2

    Ever had a rough running engine? Ever made a incorrect calculation of the density altitude? Ever made a wrong decision based on interpretations of the weather forecast? What kind of reasoning and decision-making lead to a happy ending? Or is the ending not so happy? This clever book by Reya Kempley is about our “awareness” […]

  • Tornado down

    John Peters & John Nichol
    Penguin Books Ltd
    1992
    English
    X X X X X
    281 pg.
    978-0-140-27081-5

    It’s been more than 20 years since Operation Desert Storm took place in Kuwait and Iraq under the leadership of General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. Iraq invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and I remember that in the morning of the first air attacks I watched TV and saw Tornadoes take off as part of much […]

  • Naast de landingsbaan

    Rob Dragt
    Penn Communicatie
    2009
    Dutch, English
    X X X X X
    144 pg.
    978-90-77948-40-8

    If you love pictures and heavy vehicles you need to ‘read’ this book! Rob Dragt has a fascination for heavy mobile equipment. Earlier he wrote books on special transportation & salvage vehicles. In this book he puts the focus on this type of equipment used to transport ‘written-off-aircraft’ and there is also focus on heavy […]

  • The lost Squadron / Het verdwenen squadron

    David Hayes
    1994
    English, Dutch
    X X X X X
    244 pg.
    0747518262

    I was tipped to read this this book and I got no regrets! This book by David Hayes from 1994 is an easily readable and fascinating story, combined with many beautiful color and black / white photographs. It tells the story of a search for eight missing WW2-aircraft in Greenland. The story begins on July […]

  • The crisis after the crisis/ Faro: de ramp na de ramp- van slachtoffer naar probleem

    Cor ten Hove
    Reed business
    English, Dutch
    X X X X X
    313 pg.
    90 5850 495 6

    December 21, 1992: Disaster strikes Faro, Portugal. A Dutch Martinair DC-10(owned by the Dutch Airforce and operated by Martinair) crashes at the airport leaving many passengers and crew members dead or wounded. Cor ten Hove, the author of this book, is a passenger on that plane. He survives, but his life will never be the […]

  • Baling Out

    Robert Jackson
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    2006
    English
    X X X X X X
    192 pg.
    978 1 84415 347 3

    It’s as if the devil is playing with it, but even now when I ‘just’ pulled ‘an-nice-looking-book’ off the bookshelf somewhere, it again appears to be …..is another great book. Maybe you think I am having shares of this publisher, but that’s not the fact I can assure you! This book is about the development […]