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The Resource Flight 232 : a story of disaster and survival, Laurence Gonzales

Flight 232 : a story of disaster and survival, Laurence Gonzales

Label
Flight 232 : a story of disaster and survival
Title
Flight 232
Title remainder
a story of disaster and survival
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Gonzales
Title variation
Flight two hundred thirty two
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City. The plane slammed onto the runway and burst into a vast fireball. The rescuers didn't move at first: nobody could possibly survive that crash. And then people began emerging from the summer corn that lined the runways. Miraculously, 184 of 296 passengers lived. No one has ever attempted the complete reconstruction of a crash of this magnitude. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors, crew, and airport and rescue personnel, Laurence Gonzales, a commercial pilot himself, captures, minute by minute, the harrowing journey of pilots flying a plane with no controls and flight attendants keeping their calm in the face of certain death. He plumbs the hearts and minds of passengers as they pray, bargain with God, plot their strategies for survival, and sacrifice themselves to save others. Ultimately he takes us, step by step, through the gripping scientific detective work in super-secret labs to dive into the heart of a flaw smaller than a grain of rice that shows what brought the aircraft down. An unforgettable drama of the triumph of heroism over tragedy and human ingenuity over technological breakdown, Flight 232 is a masterpiece in the tradition of the greatest aviation stories ever told
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gonzales, Laurence
Dewey number
363.12/465
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL553.525.I8
LC item number
G66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Airplane crash survival
  • Aircraft accident victims
Label
Flight 232 : a story of disaster and survival, Laurence Gonzales
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857404681
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 415 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393240023
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014005238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857404681
  • (Sirsi) a1751497
Label
Flight 232 : a story of disaster and survival, Laurence Gonzales
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857404681
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 415 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393240023
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014005238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857404681
  • (Sirsi) a1751497

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