Why Planes Crash

Why Planes Crash

An Accident Investigator's Fight for Safe Skies

Book - 2011
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Boarding an airplane strikes at least a small sense of fear into most people. Even though we all have heard that the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of perishing in a plane crash, it still doesn't feel that way. Airplane crashes might be rare, but they do happen, and they're usually fatal. David Soucie insists that most of these deaths could be prevented.

He's worked as a pilot, a mechanic, an FAA inspector, and an aviation executive. He's seen death up close and personal--deaths of colleagues and friends that might have been pre-vented if he had approved certain safety measures in the aircrafts they were handling. His years of experience have led Dave to become an impassioned consultant on the topic of air-line safety. This includes not only advising the Obama administration, but also taking a leading role in the congressionally funded NextGen interdepartmental initiative in regards to both the department of transportation and the departments of defense, homeland security, FBI, CIA, and others. Find out the truth about airplane safety and discover what the future holds for air travel.

Publisher: New York :, Skyhorse Pub.,, [2011]
ISBN: 9781616084264
Branch Call Number: 363.1241 SOU NVD
Characteristics: ix, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cheek, Ozzie


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Jul 14, 2015

I'm not saying one should not read this book, but it might be wise to first read Soucie's latest book, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - - where Soucie demonstrates his stupidity in readily accepting the scam story from scam outfit, Georesonance [just prior to the disappearance of MH370, this outfit was a holistic healing company offering magic rocks, overnight it became a global survey company utilizing secret Soviet spectral remote sensing techniques] - - not to be believed - - or taken seriously!

Danibrarian Jul 15, 2014

The description of the book is a bit misleading...although it's described as a book explaining 'why planes crash' it is primarily a biography for the author's life. The writing style is frustrating and repetitive. You will hear in the prologue, and in nearly every chapter thereafter the same story. I can't help but feel that if Greg Feith had written this book, more of it would have been about air crashes!

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