Classic book (periodically updated)
explaining some sixty incidents that made flying so safe today.
Got it. Read it. Want more. I think the book is excellent–interestingly presented and gripping to read. — Phillip Knightley, author and prize-winning journalist
There are chapters on the Amelia Earhart mystery, the shooting down of von Richthofen, the worst-ever aircraft accident at Tenerife when two Boeing 747s collided on the runway, and many other incidents. All are cataloged in detail and make very interesting reading, although not just before you board your holiday jet. It is good that these facts are published and not just forgotten. — Mike Hooks, AEROPLANE Magazine, September 2010
The accurate details the author painstakingly assembled make it such a valuable reference for all the “classic” international jet accidents. It reads beautifully, with excellent and clear expression avoiding the tiresome cliches that unfortunately so often mar a book on this fascinating subject. — Macarthur Job OAM, Aviation Writer and Air Safety Consultant