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Why Planes Crash Case Files: 2003

Narrated by: Charlie Boswell
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: History, 21st Century
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It shouldn't be possible to lose a Boeing 727.

Why Planes Crash Case Files: 2003 follows 11 aircraft disasters from 2003, detailing how the accidents happened and how they might have been avoided. This "CSI for aviation enthusiasts" series examines both the history and the current climate of aviation to unravel the instigating events that led to these catastrophes.

No one believed a modern commercial flight could run out of fuel at 18,000 feet.

The incidents include the mystery of Air Midwest 5481 made unflyable by maintenance shortcuts, the DHL crew whose wing was shot off, and an inexplicable aerobatic crash solved by DNA testing.

The windshield exploded into the cockpit.

Every chapter features a detailed walk-through of a real-life air emergency. The author combines official investigation reports and modern media coverage as well as cockpit and ATC transcripts to take the listener through these accidents and near-misses. Why Planes Crash offers an exciting and compelling look at the critical moments that define an aviation accident, explaining both the how and the why of catastrophic accidents in modern times.

Each audiobook in the Why Planes Crash series features detailed walk-throughs of real-life emergencies. The author offers compelling insight into the critical moments that define an aviation accident.

©2016 Sylvia Wrigley (P)2018 Sylvia Wrigley

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Interesting adventures and investigations.

I enjoyed the stories of the flights and the detailed investigations of their crashes. Well written and well narrated.

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Fascinating

This was a wonderful review of why airplanes had crashed in 2003. Although somewhat technical, a little bit of online research helped me understand what technical aspects were present. The stories, one per chapter, were fascinating and somewhat scary. It's hard to believe that such horrible flight scenarios occurred and how they were resolved. I will be getting the other books in this series.