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The Crash Detectives

Investigating the World’s Most Mysterious Air Disasters

Christine Negroni
Christine Negroni
Christine Negroni
Christine Negroni

Malaysia 370 airplane 9M-MROA fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail—leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370—and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer.

“Christine Negroni is a talented aviation journalist”   Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, pilot of US Airways 1549, the Miracle on the Hudson

In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes us inside crash investigations from the early days of aviation to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As Negroni dissects what happened and why, she explores their common themes and, most important, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation, and airplane design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way, she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and saved the day.

Boeing Model 299 crashTying in aviation science, performance psychology, and extensive interviews with people at the center of these events, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book.

“If you’re fascinated by details about How Things Go Wrong, this is a great read.”  Heather Goss Air & Space magazine


The Crash Detectives by Christine Negroni

Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: September 27, 2016
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

The evolution of air safety is rooted in catastrophe. Christine Negroni pulls back the curtain on the people, the places, and the tragedies that have shaped this process over the decades — an unflinching look at a system that most of us take for granted. — Patrick Smith air travel blogger and best selling author of Cockpit Confidential

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