MAYDAY. 17 amazing true stories of aircrew fighting near impossible odds to...
'Mayday' details close calls where aircrew have been able to nurse their crippled aircraft back to earth saving many lives in the process.
Written by Capt. John Winslow, a highly experienced military and heavy jet airline captain, this book will appeal to anyone interested in aviation safety and what happens when fate intervenes in an otherwise normal flight.
You are there on the flightdeck as the best in human endeavour works feverishly to overcome near insurmountable odds to stave off certain disaster.
Chapters include the incredible story of a Fleet Air Arm pilot who nursed his fighter back aboard a carrier after being blinded by a birdstrike: a 767 and an A330 which made successful deadstick landings, and other incidents where aircraft structural failure, including two of four engines falling off a 707, resulted in in-flight emergencies never ever conceived possible by either aircrew or manufacturer.