Air travel is one of the safest modes of travel when we take into
account the distances and freedom that it allows us. And yet, we still
remain obsessed with aviation disasters. What caused these accidents?
Whose fault was it? In her series of books, Why Planes Crash, Sylvia Wrigley investigates the worst aviation disasters of the twenty first century.
Why Planes Crash: 2001 is the first of the series. Wrigley has
put together eleven of the most interesting incidents that the world
saw in the year 2001. These include a detailed analysis of the
disastrous runway incursion at Linate, the passenger interference
leading to the Avjet Aspen Crash and why an Airbus A300 disintegrated
From bad weather to the engineering faults in the aircraft, the author
critically looks into each factor that might have lead to the crash.
Her investigations and deep insight compiled thoughtfully in this book
make it so interesting to read that you actually start feeling like a
witness to the disaster and yet it is comprehensive enough for anyone
with no aviation knowledge to understand.