I had the same thoughts about this book as another reviewer first I thought the title was misleading and second I thought it could use some editing and a change in focus The title Crash Detectives led me to think the book would be about the people who actually investigate plane crashes Instead it s of a scattered collection of stories about various airplane mishaps and in some cases the politics behind assigning blame At times the book felt like a summary of other people s books about air disasters rather than a complete narrative I almost always wanted details either about the disaster itself the crew or the passengers And I wanted her to tell me a story from start to finish rather than jumping away in the middle while acknowledging that she was leaving the reader hanging If you know you re leaving me hanging please don t Also the author inserts herself into the narrative at random times I didn t find anything wrong with this on the face of it but if she was oing to do so I really wanted to know Who is she How is she connected to the airline industry What s her actual job or her expertiseAll in all this was an interesting look at air disasters and mishaps and the airline industry s responses to disaster but it felt like a keynote speech for an industry conference rather than a nonfiction book for the layperson I ll echo what some other reviewers have said this is an interesting topic but the book badly needed an editor to impose some order The stories and topics are all jumbled up as if the author put everything in a blender then poured it onto the page In particular I will wait a little longer for a fuller
Orderly Book To Cover The book to cover the story When I see a book called The Crash Detectives with a blurb claiming it takes us inside crash investigations I expect to read a book about how plane crashes are investigated to find out what happened No This is a random collection of stories about plane crashes interspersed every four sentences or so with the author reminding us she has a vague theory what happened to the missing Malaysia Air flight There s no insight here as to how plane crashes are investigated Well maybe there is the latter half of the book but I didn t et that far This is in my Wheelhouse And There Is Some and there is some stuff there but I put this away after 70 pages not being able to et over the weird collouial style and a lot of rammar mistakes Not sure if the author or editor is to blame but this reads like a rushed blog post The Crash Detectives by Christine Negroni. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Negroni is a talented aviation journalist who clearly understands the critically important part the human factor plays in aviation safety Captain Chesley Sully Sullenberger pilot of US Airways 1549 the Miracle on the Hudson A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370 and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying saferIn The Crash Detectives veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes us inside crash investigations from the. ,
Christine Negroni ↠ 0 Free readT that left Montreal with only half the fuel it needed to reach its destination had not been so disjointed in the telling High recommendationUpdated September 1 2018 This is an interesting book about aviation disasters and the author clearly knows this space well I found it hard to follow in spots due to the way the book jumped between air disasters Nonetheless an interesting read Commercial air crashes have attracted a reat deal of attention
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the safety of flying has been forced back into the public consciousnesssafety of flying has been forced back into the public consciousness The Crash Detectives Christine Negroni has done a fantastic job of putting together An Engaging Accessible And Interesting engaging accessible and interesting on why planes crashThe biggest advantages of this book are its breadth and readability Negroni covers a huge number of different accidents and her book is a Greatest Hits tape of all the crashes I would expect an observer of aviation to know well In other words if you want to become familiar with the key case studies in plane crashes this is a History And Obstinacy great starting point While the book doesn t often provide as much detail as I would expect from someone studying the field Negroni s writing than makes up for it in accessible prose The book is an engaging page turnerIn any book attempting to summarize air crashes however there are two major challenges The first difficulty is that almost all accidents have a number of causal factors that combine human and technical elements This makes it tricky to write about because accidents tend to bely simple categories each accident could fit into a number of themes and analyses Second because they have so many dimensions and therefore points of similarity it s hard to talk about one crash without wanting to reference five Unfortunately as accessible as the writing is at the sentence level the book as a whole falls victim to both of these issuesThe book is broadly divided into five themes Mystery Conspiracy Fallibility Humanity and Resiliency Yet this is where the volume becomes a little weaker the organization scheme does I wish this had been so much detailed it seemed very superficial and it was a shame I wanted toet really deep and into details which each case and that just didn t happen unfortunately I also wish the stories hadn t been mixed together it was hard to keep track of which story was which I d rather have the stories seperated and worked through one by one It would have iven the book a lot clarity and depth that it was lackin. Ying in aviation science performance psychology and extensive interviews with pilots engineers human factors specialists crash survivors and others involved in accidents all over the world The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that might just cure your fear of flying and will definitely make you a informed passengerChristine Negroni combines her investigative reporting skills with an understanding of the complexities of air accident investigations to bring to life some of history's most intriguing and heartbreaking cases Bob Woodruff ABC Ne. .
Was a ood read To begin with full disclosureI was iven this book through a Goodreads Giveaway While the title alludes to detectives there really isn t much of that in the narrative But that aside the tale was still very interesting The book is a reporting of many of the major air mishaps over the last 50 years Since the middle aged reader will remember many of the incidents from newsp I am not the ideal person
to have read this book because flying terrifies me And to be honest those reviews who contend that the book ishave read this book because flying terrifies me And to be honest those reviews who contend that the book is mis titled are correct I ll et to that in a minuteFirst I have to thank My Book Box because I doubt I would have read this if it hadn t been a selection for Oct 2016 Negroni s somewhat mis titled book isn t about those who investigate the crashes of airplanes but about why those crashes occur Once you realize this the book is highly enjoyable and readable And at times a bit scary But I actually enjoyed it uite a bit The analysis of various incidents seems spot on and there is a nice variety in terms of reasons for the crashes An excellent book about many recent air crashes why they happened and why they didn t Among the evidence the collision of two jumbo jets on Tenerife in 1977 was an example of everything Seifenblasenmaschine gone wrong exacerbated by one pilot s desire to keep his on time record intact the crash of a sightseeing jet over Antarctica was due to bad preparation bad documentation andovernmental cover up nobody shot at TWA 800 over Long Island in 1996 the crash was most likely a flaw in the way fuel is stored Among the myths debunked are that the disappearance of an Air France Rio to Paris flight over the South Atlantic had anything at all to do with terrorismCommercial flying has never been safer but in the era of fly by wire and nearly been safer but in the era of fly by wire and nearly computer "control of avionics and the flying process new ills emerge Some "of avionics and the flying process new ills emerge Some overstate their air traffic systems ability to follow aircraft in their space which helps explain the multiple misstatements and incompetencies surrounding Malayasian 370 in a country where civilian and military control of aircraft are under the direction of the same Ikhtiar Harapan Pelatihan Bos Persekolahan Di Indonesia government minister Christine Negroni is our leading civilian expert concerning crashes like these and CRASH DETECTIVES makes for lively reading It is true that she sometimes indulges in sarcasm and humor but in dealing with preventable ills like corporatereed and Sumerkin governmental cupidity a light tone is not out of place My onlyripe is that the story of a Canadian je. Early days of the jet age to the present including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 As Negroni dissects what happened and why she explores their common themes and most important what has been learned from them to make planes safer Indeed as Negroni shows virtually every aspect of modern pilot training airline operation and airplane design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster Along the way she also details some miraculous saves when uick thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people aliveT. .