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Flight 232

Author : Laurence Gonzales
ISBN : 0393351262
Genre : Transportation
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On the 25th anniversary of the accident, reconstructs the crash of United Airlines Flight 232, which hit the runway in a huge fireball after experiencing engine failure and loss of all flight controls and still had 185 survivors. 20,000 first printing.

Flight 232

Author : Laurence Gonzales
ISBN : 0393240029
Genre : Transportation
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Reconstructs the crash of United Airlines Flight 232, which hit the runway in a huge fireball after experiencing engine failure and loss of all flight controls and still had one hundred eighty-five survivors.

Air Crash Investigations

Author : Editor Igor Korovin
ISBN : 9781105027574
Genre : History
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On July 19, 1989, an United Airlines' DC-10-10, on its way from Denver to Chicago, experienced a catastrophic failure of the No. 2 tail-mounted engine during cruise flight. The airplane subsequently crashed during an attempted landing at Sioux Gateway Airport, Iowa. Of the 296 people on board 111 were killed.

Deep Survival Who Lives Who Dies And Why

Author : Laurence Gonzales
ISBN : 9780393354218
Genre : Science
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“Unique among survival books . . . stunning . . . enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading.”—Denver Post Over a decade since its original publication, Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling Deep Survival has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives. Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, educators, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control of stress, learn to assess risk, and make better decisions under pressure. Now with a new introduction on how this book can help readers overcome any of life’s obstacles, Gonzales’s gripping narrative is set to motivate and enlighten a new generation of readers.

Air Crash Investigations

Author : Igor Korovin
ISBN : 9781257752072
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On May 25, 1979, American Airlines Flight 191, a McDonnell-Douglas DC-10-10 aircraft, on its way from Chicago to Los Angeles, crashed just after take-off near Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, Illinois. During the take off the left engine and pylon assembly and about 3 ft of the leading edge of the left wing separated from the aircraft and fell to the runway. Flight 191 crashed killing two hundred and seventy one persons on board and two persons on the ground. The accident remains the deadliest airliner accident to occur on United States soil.

Surviving Survival The Art And Science Of Resilience

Author : Laurence Gonzales
ISBN : 9780393083187
Genre : Psychology
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Highlights the survivors of various traumas and describes their lives both before and after and offers a detailed discussion of the fear, courage and the flexibility of the spirit that drives people onward after a life-threatening experience.

Chosen To Live

Author : Jerry Schemmel
ISBN : IND:30000054531417
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On July 19, 1989, Jerry Schemmel & Jay Ramsdell boarded United Airlines Flight 232 in Denver, bound for Chicago. An hour into the flight, the number two engine in their DC-10 aircraft exploded, causing complete hydraulic failure. For the next 45 minutes, the cockpit crew flew the crippled jumbo jet through the completely untrained & unprecedented procedure of using engine thrust. In attempting an emergency landing in Sioux City, Iowa, the plane crashed violently, killing 112 of the 296 onboard, including Jay Ramsdell. While nearly everyone around him died, Schemmel was able to escape the burning cabin. He then reentered the wreckage & rescued an 11 month old baby girl. CHOSEN TO LIVE is the story of this history making airline disaster & Schemmel's subsequent struggle with the death of his best friend & with the rest of the aftermath of the tragedy. It is the story of one human being God decided to spare, a plane crash survivor's battle to fly again, to move on with his life & realize his dream of being an NBA broadcaster. CHOSEN TO LIVE is a story of hope. For Ordering Information, call Victory Publishing at 303-933-6114, FAX: 303-904-0397.

Southern Storm

Author : Samme Chittum
ISBN : 9781588346100
Genre : Transportation
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The gripping true tale of a devastating plane crash, the investigation into its causes, and the race to prevent similar disasters in the future. On the afternoon of April 4, 1977, Georgia housewife Sadie Burkhalter Hurst looked out her front door to see a frantic stranger running toward her, his clothes ablaze, and behind him the mangled fuselage of a passenger plane that had just crashed in her yard. The plane, a Southern Airways DC-9-31, had been carrying eighty-one passengers and four crew members en route to Atlanta when it entered a massive thunderstorm cell that turned into a dangerous cocktail of rain, hail, and lightning. Forced down onto a highway, the plane cut a swath of devastation through the small town of New Hope, breaking apart and killing bystanders on the ground before coming to rest in Hurst's front yard. Ultimately, only twenty-two people would survive the crash of Flight 242, and urgent questions immediately arose. What caused the pilots to fly into the storm instead of away from it? Could the crash have been prevented? Southern Storm addresses these issues and many more, offering a fascinating insider's look at this dramatic disaster and the systemic overhauls that followed it.

Everyday Survival Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

Author : Laurence Gonzales
ISBN : 9780393069655
Genre : Science
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“Well-written and fascinating . . . this is the kind of book you want everyone to read.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer “Curiosity, awareness, attention,” Laurence Gonzales writes. “Those are the tools of our everyday survival. . . . We all must be scientists at heart or be victims of forces that we don’t understand.” In this fascinating account, Gonzales turns his talent for gripping narrative, knowledge of the way our minds and bodies work, and bottomless curiosity about the world to the topic of how we can best use the blessings of evolution to overcome the hazards of everyday life. Everyday Survival will teach you to make the right choices for our complex, dangerous, and quickly changing world—whether you are climbing a mountain or the corporate ladder.

One Zero Charlie

Author : Laurence Gonzales
ISBN : 9781501122002
Genre : Transportation
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Galt Airport in northern Illinois is known to the people who fly out of it as “One-Zero-Charlie” (for its FAA designation as Airport 10C). This evocative excursion into a little-known part of the heart of America takes us to a place where a love of flying draws people together, and a fascination with its sheer exhilaration keeps them that way.

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