Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival

Author:   Laurence Gonzales ,  Victor Bevine
Publisher:   Audible Studios on Brilliance
Edition:   Unabridged
ISBN:  

9781511319812


Publication Date:   12 January 2016
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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Twenty-five years after the catastrophe, a dramatic and extraordinarily rare 360-degree view of the crash of a fully loaded jumbo jet. As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City. The plane slammed onto the runway and burst into a vast fireball. The rescuers didn't move at first: nobody could possibly survive that crash. And then people began emerging from the summer corn that lined the runways. Miraculously, 184 of 296 passengers lived. No one has ever attempted the complete reconstruction of a crash of this magnitude. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors, crew, and airport and rescue personnel, Laurence Gonzales, a commercial pilot himself, captures, minute-by-minute, the harrowing journey of pilots flying a plane with no controls and flight attendants keeping their calm in the face of certain death. He plumbs the hearts and minds of passengers as they pray, bargain with God, plot their strategies for survival, and sacrifice themselves to save others. Ultimately he takes us, step-by-step, through the gripping scientific detective work in super-secret labs to dive into the heart of a flaw smaller than a grain of rice that shows what brought the aircraft down. An unforgettable drama of the triumph of heroism over tragedy and human ingenuity over technological breakdown, Flight 232 is a masterpiece in the tradition of the greatest aviation stories ever told.

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Author:   Laurence Gonzales ,  Victor Bevine
Publisher:   Audible Studios on Brilliance
Imprint:   Audible Studios on Brilliance
Edition:   Unabridged
Dimensions:   Width: 13.30cm , Height: 0.60cm , Length: 16.50cm
Weight:   0.068kg
ISBN:  

9781511319812


ISBN 10:   151131981
Publication Date:   12 January 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Laurence Gonzales is the author of Surviving Survival and the bestseller Deep Survival. He has won two National Magazine Awards and is a fellow of the Sante Fe Institute. His essays are collected in the book House of Pain. He lives in Evanston, Illinois. For more, see Flight232.com.

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