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Deadly Turbulence: The Air Safety Lessons of Braniff Flight 250 and Other Airliners, 1959-1966

Deadly Turbulence: The Air Safety Lessons of Braniff Flight 250 and Other Airliners, 1959-1966 [Kindle Edition]

Steve Pollock

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Jet airliner operations in the United States began in 1958, bringing, it was thought, a new era of fast, high, safe, smooth, sophisticated travel. But almost immediately, the new aircraft were involved in incidents and accidents that showed jets created new problems even as they solved old ones. This book discusses five disasters or near-disasters of the early Jet Age, experiences which shook the industry, regulators and public out of early complacency and helped build a more realistic foundation for safer air transportation.
Special attention is paid to the 1966 destruction of Braniff International Airways Flight 250 in Nebraska. Nearly two years of inquiry helped advance the understanding of jet operations in severe weather and saw the first use of cockpit voice recorder technology in an aviation accident investigation. In addition, a University of Chicago professor, Dr. Tetsuya "Ted" Fujita, conducted a more intensive investigation of the weather system which downed Flight 250. Dr. Fujita's already extensive knowledge of thunderstorms and tornadoes led to his creation of the Fujita Scale of Tornado Intensity, the F-scale that we hear about so frequently during storm season.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12603 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (13 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J4UH6IQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful reading! 24 Mar 2014
By Vicky Seibel - Published on
I wasn't aware of so many flights crashing in the same day. Not only have I learned a lot, but it was written in a way that it is hard to stop reading it. A work of non-fiction but the writing held your attention so that you don't want to stop reading until you reach the end of the book. A great book!
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 17 May 2014
By Shannonisgone - Published on
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A good read about an early 60's aircraft that crashes after being torn apart in a thunderstorm. Very good look at how the crash was solved and the work of the man who researched tornados and wind shear.
5.0 out of 5 stars Most interesting. 31 Mar 2014
By Mitchell Miner - Published on
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Very interesting read on early air safety and it's impact on air flying today and overall airplane and flight safety. .
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