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    Paul Eddy(Author)

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  • Paul Eddy(Author)
  • Ballantine Books (February 12, 1978)
  • English
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  • By George M Woods on August 31, 2004

    While it has been more than twenty years since I first read this book I have not stopped recommending it to my aviation-minded friends as the best of the breed. Encompassingly researched it sets its story amid the changing histories of the companies racing to be the first to bring a jumbo trijet to market. It meticulously details the engineering and, more critically, the marketing decisions that caused the DC-10 to be built with a fatal weakness that would be expressed so catastrophically (but not for the first time) in 1974 in the skies near Paris. While satisfyingly replete with technical details it also is remarkably well written, referring for example, to a 747 taking off as "a cathedral in motion." It is an exciting book to read, one that had me knowingly shaking my head when a DC-10 expressed its heritage once again,losing an engine on take-off from Chicago in 1979.

  • By M. W. on January 15, 2015

    This book exposes the problems underneath the surface for a manufacturer and an airline. What a tragedy that it took a disaster for things to really change at McDonnell Douglas! The book also gives a good history of McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed, and Boeing.

  • By FlyingRon on January 28, 2015

    This book is a collection of great investigations into the various things that lead to the airliner disaster (primarily the DC-10's). You seen inside the airlines, Douglas, and the FAA.

  • By David Harris on March 24, 2017

    Fascinating book and well written.

  • By On The Boards on September 17, 2011

    Well written and researched, this book not only covers the Turkish DC-10 crash but factors leading up to the ill fated flight, including a similar problem another DC-10 experienced. Book also gives a history overview of McDonnell Douglas. Could have used a bit of editing for length, but all in all an interesting read.

  • By Dien Yves on May 2, 2016

    In depth analyis of the accident

  • By Mrs KR Westcott on March 25, 2014

    Who would ever fly in a DC10 again after reading this book. a good read though. I highly recommend it.

  • By John (Jack) D. Tobin on February 5, 2014

    A friend of mine who works for Delta Airlines and travels all over the world as part of her job, just asked me recently how many times I was going to read this book --- until I had memorized it? I had told her that I've read it so many times over the years, and I've bought many copies. This book shows just how difficult it is to access "TRUTH." Turkish Airlines lost 346 passengers and crew on March 3, 1974 in "DESTINATION DISASTER" when a known defect built into the DC-10 airliner which was allowed to continue down the production line and be delivered to the world airlines even though McDonnell Douglas senior management knew of this defect. And, why was this done???? Because of $$$$$$$.... During the accident investigation it was discovered that a row of passenger seats, with the passengers still strapped in them, exited the airliner through the rear cargo door at 15,000 feet above the ground, after the fuselage experienced a rapid decompression causing the passenger compartment floor to collapse along with this row of seats. The extremely powerful escaping pressurized air took the row of seats out the failed rear cargo door. The seats and passengers were found so many miles back along the flight path of this aircraft. Of course, the passengers were dead! All of the other passengers and crew (346) died when the aircraft ultimately hit the trees/ground at 497mph literally shredding the aircraft and all of the remaining passengers and crew. This book is a MUST read for understanding 9/11 and the psychology of withholding critical information from the public. Without ACCESS to critical information, a democracy cannot exist, and in most cases, humans cannot make competent decisions regarding their own safety! How many of you readers have ever heard of this information, and if you had, would you have gotten onto a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 with your family as these 346 passengers and crew did on March 3, 1974? This book explains just how difficult it is to get corporate and government officials to release critical information to the public. How many of you have ever heard of THERMITE in relation to 9/11? I suggest you read David Ray Griffin's book: "9/11 TEN YEARS LATER" which I just bought from Amazon, too. Thank you, Amazon, for making this extremely important information available to WE THE PUBLIC!!!

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