Air Disasters (Disasters Up Close) by Michael Woods

By Michael Woods

Air failures do not ensue usually, but if they do, they take a poor toll. plane crashes often result in loss of life and destruction. yet speedy considering at the a part of pilots, passengers, airport staff, and rescuers can assist extra humans live to tell the tale air failures. With dramatic photos and firsthand survivor stories--plus the most recent proof and figures--this booklet exhibits you a number of the world's worst air failures up shut.

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In 2006 an Armenian airliner crashed into the Black Sea, near Russia. Rescue workers traveled to the crash site in boats. But by the time they arrived, they found only dead bodies floating in the water. JAL Flight 123 crashed high in the mountains. It took rescuers twelve hours to reach the crash scene. By then many people who survived the crash had frozen to death. EMOTIONAL SCARS Long after an air disaster, the emotional scars remain. Those who lose friends and family members in a crash feel great sadness and shock.

Passenger Todd Beamer asked the other passengers as they prepared to fight. ” As the passengers struggled against the hijackers, the plane went down. It crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Everyone on board died. “ Everyone was screaming, crying, running, cops, people, firefighters, everyone. It’s like a war ” zone. —New York City firefighter Mike Smith, describing the World Trade Center attacks The September 11 attacks killed about three thousand people. The attacks shocked and saddened people worldwide.

Buffalo: Firefly Books, 2002. Spignesi, Stephen J. The 100 Greatest Disasters of All Time. , 2002. , and F. Robert van der Linden. 100 Years of Flight: A Chronicle of Aerospace History, 1903–2003. Reston, VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2003. Further Resources BOOKS Anderson, Dale. The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, Atkins, Jeannine. Wings and Rockets: The Story of Women 2001. Milwaukee: World Almanac, 2004. in Air and Space. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Anderson gives background on the September 11 Giroux, 2003.

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