The mammoth book of air disasters and near misses
An incredible 30, flights - at least - arrive safely at their destinations every day. But a handful don't, while some come terrifyingly close to crashing. When even the smallest thing does go wrong at 35, feet, the result is nearly always a fast-unfolding tragedy. The book also details the often ingenious, always painstaking work done by air-accident investigators, while a glossary helps to clarify the occasional, inevitable bits of jargon. He lives in Brighton, England. Read more Read less.