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Flight 232

Author : Laurence Gonzales
ISBN : 0393351262
Genre : Health & Fitness
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On the 25th anniversary of the accident, reconstructs the crash of United Airlines Flight 232, which hit the runway in a huge fireball after experiencing engine failure and loss of all flight controls and still had 185 survivors. 20,000 first printing.

Deep Survival Who Lives Who Dies And Why

Author : Laurence Gonzales
ISBN : 9780393354218
Genre : Science
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“Unique among survival books . . . stunning . . . enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading.”—Denver Post Over a decade since its original publication, Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling Deep Survival has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives. Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, educators, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control of stress, learn to assess risk, and make better decisions under pressure. Now with a new introduction on how this book can help readers overcome any of life’s obstacles, Gonzales’s gripping narrative is set to motivate and enlighten a new generation of readers.

Surviving Survival The Art And Science Of Resilience

Author : Laurence Gonzales
ISBN : 9780393089905
Genre : Psychology
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You have survived the crisis—trauma, disease, accident, or war—now how do you get your life back? The shark attacked while she was snorkeling, tearing through Micki Glenn’s breast and shredding her right arm. Her husband, a surgeon, saved her life on the spot, but when she was safely home she couldn’t just go on with her life. She had entered an even more profound survival journey: the aftermath. The survival experience changes everything because it invalidates all your previous adaptations, and the old rules don’t apply. In some cases survivors suffer more in the aftermath than they did during the actual crisis. In all cases, they have to work hard to reinvent themselves. Drawing on gripping cases across a wide range of life-threatening experiences, Laurence Gonzales fashions a compelling argument about fear, courage, and the adaptability of the human spirit. Micki Glenn was later moved to say: “I don’t regret that this happened to me. [It] has been . . . probably the single most positive experience I’ve ever had.”

35 Miles From Shore

Author : Emilio Corsetti
ISBN : 9780977897100
Genre : Transportation
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Chronicles the ditching and rescue of the DC-9 aircraft by U.S. armed forces in the Caribbean Sea, including the errors prior to the accident, details of the rescue, and its impact on the lives of the rescuers and survivors.

Nine Minutes Twenty Seconds

Author : Gary M. Pomerantz
ISBN : 071814435X
Genre : Aircraft accident victims
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Flight attendant Robin Fech told passengers to remove pens and other sharp objects from their pockets. Take off your eyeglasses, she instructed, and pour your drinks into the seat-back pockets. Two rows forward, a Diet Coke in hand, Jennifer Grunbeck reached for the seat-back pocket. Don't you think this will make a mess?, Jean Brucato asked her. I think, Grunbeck said, that they are more concerned with what's going on outside the plane.

Thirty Seconds To Impact

Author : Peter Burkill; Maria Burkill
ISBN : 9781481793063
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Peter took charge of the flight deck of the 777 and took off from Beijing airport, there was nothing to suggest that this trip would be anything other than a routine flight of the sort he had made so many times before. It was not until moments before landing that anything went wrong. Coming in to Heathrow Airport, the plane suffered inexplicable loss of power to both engines, and it was suddenly likely that the plane would plough into a built-up area outside the airport, with the loss of all lives on board. Peter tells us in graphic detail his thoughts and actions when he managed to help save the plane at the last moment thanks to a flash of inspiration that led him to change the position of the wing flaps, which appeared to gain the vehicle enough precious time to make it over the perimeter fence and land on the grass, short of the runway. For both Maria and Peter, their lives following the crash have resulted in experiences that they never would have expected to have happened. There isn't a handbook with rules to follow after a crash so the subsequent aftermath was laced with events that could have been handled better from all sides, which lead to Maria and Peter having to find strength inside them that they had never needed before. A little more than a year later, they have used these strengths to begin a new chapter in their lives; starting with leaving British Airways and celebrating a second chance to enjoy life. But there are still nights when they find themselves awake, crying about what could have happened on that fateful day.

Flight 232 A Story Of Disaster And Survival

Author : Laurence Gonzales
ISBN : 9780393244144
Genre : Transportation
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“A richly detailed story that is equal parts heartbreaking, inspiring . . . and full of fascinating science . . . masterful.”—San Francisco Chronicle As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City. The plane slammed onto the runway and burst into a vast fireball. The rescuers didn't move at first: nobody could possibly survive that crash. And then people began emerging from the summer corn that lined the runways. Miraculously, 184 of 296 passengers lived. No one has ever attempted the complete reconstruction of a crash of this magnitude. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors, crew, and airport and rescue personnel, Laurence Gonzales, a commercial pilot himself, captures, minute by minute, the harrowing journey of pilots flying a plane with no controls and flight attendants keeping their calm in the face of certain death. He plumbs the hearts and minds of passengers as they pray, bargain with God, plot their strategies for survival, and sacrifice themselves to save others. Ultimately he takes us, step by step, through the gripping scientific detective work in super-secret labs to dive into the heart of a flaw smaller than a grain of rice that shows what brought the aircraft down. An unforgettable drama of the triumph of heroism over tragedy and human ingenuity over technological breakdown, Flight 232 is a masterpiece in the tradition of the greatest aviation stories ever told.

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