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This is the *only* account worth reading.
on 20 June 2014
After all the hyperbole surrounding the various channels and media being used by people to cash in on the demise of 9M-MRO, Sylvia Wrigley’s book at long last represents a bit of writing that’s straightforward and worth reading. Aptly titled “The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370”, this is a totally no-nonsense account of the sequence of events, and their possible reasoning, that takes us up to the end of April (although updates are available from [...]).
Unlike those who have poked about at hypothesis, and chucked in a few fantasies of their own, Wrigley sticks to facts and common-sense. Although she includes examples of accidents to explain how and why incidents happen, these add value to the text rather than merely being chunks of padding to fill out the pagination. As a result, the pages ooze experience and first-hand knowledge rather than a feeling of “copy and paste” from elsewhere, with a quick edit to avoid plagiarism.
For anyone wanting to recap on how the earlier events panned out, this is the volume to choose. Penned by someone who is both a pilot and an aviation writer, Wrigley is to be applauded for presenting a nuts-and-bolts account which is easy to understand yet provides plenty of technical information.