The Crash Detectives

The Crash Detectives

Investigating the World’s Most Mysterious Air Disasters

A fascinating exploration of the factors that contribute to air disasters and how the work of crash detectives leads to safer skies.

In The Crash Detectives, aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes us inside crash investigations from the early days of aviation to the present. She explores what is known about the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and proposes a likely scenario for what happened aboard the Boeing 777.

Negroni shows how safety has evolved over the years because of the work of the crash detectives and how virtually every aspect of flying today has been shaped by lessons learned from disasters.

Negroni concludes that the same human qualities of tenacity and imagination that created the airplane are critical for dissecting disasters so that flying is ever safer.

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

Crash Detectives: Investigating the World's Most Mysterious Air Disasters

“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

“Christine Negroni is a talented aviation journalist”

Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, pilot of US Airways 1549, the Miracle on the Hudson.”

“We all were fascinated. You had us on the edges of our seats.”

The Sulgrave Club, Washington DC

“I wanted to thank you for your very interesting and entertaining presentation yesterday.  The team thoroughly enjoyed it.”

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“Christine, what can I say but ‘Bravo!!’ Great job.”

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“All the members loved your talk.”

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