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By Michael Woods

ISBN-10: 0761339736

ISBN-13: 9780761339731

ISBN-10: 0822567725

ISBN-13: 9780822567721

Air mess ups do not occur frequently, but if they do, they take a poor toll. plane crashes often result in dying and destruction. yet quickly considering at the a part of pilots, passengers, airport employees, and rescuers may help extra humans live on air failures. With dramatic photographs and firsthand survivor stories--plus the most recent evidence and figures--this e-book indicates you many of the world's worst air failures up shut.

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PASSENGERS TRAPPED IN A BURNING PLANE MAY DIE FROM BREATHING THE SMOKE . But many people survive air disasters. Some survive because of good luck. Others survive because of airplane safety features, quick thinking on the part of flight crews, and the quick response of emergency medical teams. FIRST RESPONDERS Airplane flight crews are trained to handle emergencies. Before takeoff, flight crews give passengers a quick lesson on emergency procedures. They show passengers the airplane’s emergency exits, or extra doors.

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1996 A pilot on a Kazakhstani airplane misunderstands air traffic control instructions. The plane collides with a Saudi Arabian airplane over India (left). The crash kills 351 people. 1998 Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Nova Scotia, Canada, killing 229 people. 2001 Terrorists crash four airplanes in the United States on September 11. The crashes kill around 3,000 people. American Airlines Flight 587 crashes into a neighborhood in Rockaway Beach, New York. The crash kills all 260 people on board and 5 people on the ground.

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