July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 mysteriously fell from the sky, claiming the lives of all 230 people aboard. Associated Press reporter Pat Milton offers a rare inside look at the investigation of the unexplained explosion and the experts who struggled to find the truth behind one of America’s most disturbing aviation disasters.
Early in the evening, fishermen off the coast of Long Island, New York watched in astonishment as a commercial plane burst into flames, then plummeted into the ocean. While the country reacted with shock and sorrow, the FBI set in motion an exhaustive search for answers that would last two years.
In the Blink of an Eye takes you through the sequence of events surrounding the tragedy and reveals those most affected by it: rescue workers, investigators, and the victims and their families. Pat Milton, who covered the chilling disaster from day one, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her work. Richard Poe’s thoughtful performance brings you as close to the real cause of the crash as possible.
©1999 Pat Milton (P)2000 Recorded Books
Told not only the story of the plane, but of the people involved and how it affected them.
Amazing how they can reconstruct a plane from minute pieces.
Gives the story an emotional side that just reading words couldn't.
It is a good book, an interesting story although it goes way off track at times. I was a bit perplexed by the long descriptions about Vietnam ant the arrest of Yusef, I felt the author could have left those parts out.
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