4 March 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
Mr Bartlett has taken over the mantle of the late, great MacArthur Job, as an aviation writer of undoubted excellence.
His book covers many, many accidents, both well known and obscure, in just the right amount of detail to remain fascinating.
The only negative thing I can say is that he seems to have a great disrespect for Captain Sullenburger. Often deriding Sully’s piloting skills whenever the opportunity arises.And TWA 841 was a 727, not a 737, an accidental typo no doubt, as was a quote on the same page dated 1971 instead of 1979.
Christopher Bartlett comments: I will correct the 727 typo and wrong date you so rightly pointed out.
Actually Sully had many talents, as described in books about him and is a wonderful man, but most of these were not needed for the ditching on the Hudson. My intention was not to deride his piloting skills but set them in context. Get a sense of proportion relative to other less publicised “miracles.”