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Collision course : the truth about airline safety

Author: Ralph Nader; Wesley J Smith
Publisher: Blue Ridge Summit, PA : Tab Books, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nearly half a billion people travel by air annually. As this number is increasing, the commercial air transportationis growing more and more dangerous, but little is being done by the airlines or the Federal Aviation Administration to minimise the danger. The authors reveal not only the risks involved but also present solutions and steps that the passengers can take to restore safety and reliability.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Nader; Wesley J Smith
ISBN: 0830642714 9780830642717
OCLC Number: 779021449
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 378 pages
Contents: Introduction: The challenge --
1. The past leads to the present --
2. The aviation safety community --
3. Taking safety's measure --
4. Bureaucratic quicksand --
5. Deregulation --
6. The tombstone imperative --
7. At cross-purposes --
8. They have those mismanagement blues --
9. Flying from here to there --
10. The controllers' unhappy decade --
11. Troubled technology --
12. Aging aircraft --
13. Crash survivability --
14. I dotting & T crossing --
15. Murder most foul --
16. Toward safer landings --
17. Practice makes perfect --
18. Stormy weather --
19. Toward a safer tomorrow --
20. Protect yourself --
Appendix. NTSB accidents.
Responsibility: Ralph Nader, Wesley J. Smith.

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