Water drop by The U.S. Army Via Flickr: Members of the Utah Army National Guard 2-211 Aviation Battalion assist in fighting fires in northern Utah, Aug. 12, 2013. The National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk dropped more than 8,500 gallons of water in one day on two separate fires in northern Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tim Chacon)
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“A richly detailed story that is equal parts heartbreaking, inspiring … and full of fascinating science … masterful.”—San Francisco Chronicle
As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines
Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City.
The plane slammed onto the runway and burst into a vast fireball. The
rescuers didn’t move at first: nobody could possibly survive that crash.
And then people began emerging from the summer corn that lined the
runways. Miraculously, 184 of 296 passengers lived.
No one has ever attempted the complete reconstruction of a crash
of this magnitude. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors,
crew, and airport and rescue personnel, Laurence Gonzales, a commercial
pilot himself, captures, minute by minute, the harrowing journey of
pilots flying a plane with no controls and flight attendants keeping
their calm in the face of certain death. He plumbs the hearts and minds
of passengers as they pray, bargain with God, plot their strategies for
survival, and sacrifice themselves to save others.
takes us, step by step, through the gripping scientific detective work
in super-secret labs to dive into the heart of a flaw smaller than a
grain of rice that shows what brought the aircraft down.
An unforgettable drama of the triumph of heroism over tragedy and human ingenuity over technological breakdown, Flight 232 is a masterpiece in the tradition of the greatest aviation stories ever told.