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Author Ziomek, Jon, author.

Title Collision on Tenerife : the how and why of the world's worst aviation disaster / Jon Ziomek with special material form Caroline Hopkins

Publication Info. New York : Post Hil Press, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  363.12493 ZIO    AVAILABLE
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Description 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary The world's worst air disaster happened more than 40 years ago on a remote Atlantic Ocean island, when two fully loaded 747 passenger jets collided after a horrendous series of human errors. One of the jets, KLM Flight 4805, was traveling more than 150 miles an hour and was within seconds of lifting off when it crashed into Pan Am Flight 1736 taxiing in its path. The loss of lives was staggering--583 dead. The crash happened after a lengthy series of major and minor human errors. In the intervening years, has aviation advanced to the point that such a disaster can't happen again? In this riveting account, written from the perspective of the passengers in the cabin as well as the crew members in the cockpits, Jon Ziomek explains how this largely forgotten accident took place--and what has happened since to reduce the possibility of another such catastrophe.
Subject KLM (Airline)
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Aircraft accidents -- Canary Islands -- Tenerife.
Aircraft accidents -- Investigation.
Boeing 747 (Jet transports) -- Accidents.
ISBN 9781682617731 (hardback)
1682617734 (hardback)
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