The Crash Detectives

  • by Christine Negroni
  • Narrated by Christine Negroni
  • 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail - leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370 - and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer.
In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes us inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As Negroni dissects what happened and why, she explores their common themes and, most important, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation, and airplane design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive.
Tying in aviation science, performance psychology, and extensive interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, crash survivors, and others involved in accidents all over the world, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that might just cure your fear of flying and will definitely make you a more informed passenger.


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Interesting read

I'm fascinated by air crashes and this book shares many of them. Rather than organizing it by crash it is organized by mechanism or something else. It jumps around a bit because of this. But very interesting.
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- David Schopfer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-27-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio