This book provides a study-in-depth of the 1957 crash of a Northeast Airlines DC-6A on Riker's Island, New York.
|15 X 22 X 3 cm
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|Putnam (London) Aero Publishers Inc. (U.S.A.)
This book provides a study-in-depth of the 1957 crash of a Northeast Airlines DC-6A on Riker's Island, New York, that killed 20 out of 101 Miami-bound persons and severely burned many others. If the minute-by-minute technique is by now a little shopworn, still it's an informative, absorbing, technically accurate and intelligent book-the more so because it deals with one of the most baffling crashes in commercial aviation history.
Alvin Moscow is a novelist born in 1925 in New-York whose biggest work is undoubtedly his book Collision Course (first published in 1959). He started his career as a general news reporter for the Associated Press following service in the U.S. Navy and graduation from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. Moscow also wrote The Rockefeller Inheritance, co-wrote Patty Hearst: Her Own Story, and served as consultant on Richard Nixon's Six Crises. He lives in Utah.