Air Disasters (Disasters Up Close) by Michael Woods

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By Michael Woods

Air failures do not take place usually, but if they do, they take a negative toll. aircraft crashes often result in dying and destruction. yet fast pondering at the a part of pilots, passengers, airport staff, and rescuers can assist extra humans continue to exist air failures. With dramatic pictures and firsthand survivor stories--plus the most recent evidence and figures--this publication exhibits you the various world's worst air failures up shut.

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35 might have caused the crash. By piecing all the clues together, investigators usually can find the disaster’s cause. Some investigations are long and difficult. For instance, it took the NTSB four years to figure out why TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic in 1996. Finally, investigators determined that a short circuit had caused the crash. Once the NTSB determines the cause of a crash, it uses this information to make air travel safer. For instance, if the NTSB finds that a faulty fuel tank caused a crash, it might require airplane manufacturers to improve fuel tanks.

C. This office studies airplane and other transportation accidents. Within hours of an air disaster, a “go team” from the NTSB hurries to the scene. The team includes experts with many different jobs. Some experts interview eyewitnesses to the crash. Some examine weather conditions that might have caused the crash. Others sort through the wreckage of the aircraft. They look for signs of mechanical problems that could have caused the disaster. Still others look at radar images of the plane recorded just before the crash.

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