Deadly Departure

Deadly Departure

And, for the first time, this book exposes the hubris of aircraft manufacturers who knew all along, but dismissed as acceptable, the risk of fuel tank explosions.

Author: Christine Negroni

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062322975

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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The in-flight explosion of TWA Flight 800 on July 17, 1996, was one of the deadliest disasters in American history, spurring the most expensive airline investigation ever undertaken by the U.S. government. To this day the crash remains clouded in doubt and shadowed by suspicion of a government conspiracy. If there was any conspiracy to hide the truth about what really happened to Flight 800, it began long before the crash. Past crashes tell the story: What happened on Flight 800 has happened before and will again, unless drastic changes are made. Now veteran journalist Christine Negroni reveals what the commercial aviation industry has known for more than thirty-five years that during flight confined vapors in the fuel tanks can create a bomb like environment. It takes only a small energy source to ignite it. TWA Flight 800 was the fourteenth fuel tank explosion on a commercial airliner in thirty-five years. Yet each and every time, the airline industry persuaded regulators to deal with the symptoms of the problem and ignore the cause. When investigators could not immediately determine what happened, they were finally forced to look at the bigger picture. And, for the first time, this book exposes the hubris of aircraft manufacturers who knew all along, but dismissed as acceptable, the risk of fuel tank explosions. Deadly Departure shines a spotlight on the chaos behind the most massive crash investigation ever conducted, how the White House had to intervene between feuding investigators, and the surprising stories behind the missile theory conspiracies. It also tells the stories of the passengers and their families, the people of TWA and Boeing, the rescue and crisis workers, and the investigators and scientists involved illustrating the devastating effects on human lives. An impeccably researched, eye-opening examination of one of the great disasters of our time, Deadly Departure is a stunning exposé of how industry pressure continues to undermine regulatory policy, placing air travelers' lives at risk.
Categories: Transportation

TWA 800

TWA 800

“Erroneous Airspeed Indications Cited in Boeing 757 Control Loss,” Accident
Prevention, October 1999, http://flightsafety.org/ap/ap_oct99.pdf. Christine
Negroni, Deadly Departure: Why the Experts Failed to Prevent the TWA Flight
800 ...

Author: Jack Cashill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621575467

Category: History

Page: 352

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A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!
Categories: History

Conspiracy Theories in American History

Conspiracy Theories in American History

2000. Aircraft Accident Report, TWA 800. #AAR-00/03. www. ntsb.gov/Pulictn/
2000/aar0003.htm. Negroni, Christine. 2000. Deadly Departure: Why the Experts
Failed to Prevent the TWA Flight 800 Disaster and How It Could Happen Again.

Author: Peter Knight

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576078129

Category: History

Page: 925

View: 556

The first comprehensive history of conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United States. * Over 300 A-Z entries on various events, ideas, and persons, as well as crucial supporting and refuting evidence, and competing explanations for the origins, history, and popularity of this mode of political thought * Primary documents from organizations promoting conspiracy theories * Contributions from over 100 international scholars with a full range of historical expertise * Separate section containing about 100 illustrative extracts covering the full range of American history, each with a brief headnote placing it in context
Categories: History

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

... 63 Dancing with Cats , 269 Dangerous Friend , A , 989 Dangerous Games : Ice
Climbing , Storm Kayaking , and Other ... 60 Deadly Décisions , 1369 Deadly
Departure : Why the Experts Failed to Prevent the TWA Flight 800 Disaster and ...

Author: New York Times Staff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579580580

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2500

View: 462

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Rocket States Atomic Weaponry and the Cultural Imagination

Rocket States  Atomic Weaponry and the Cultural Imagination

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. Negroni, Christine. Deadly
Departure: Why the Experts Failed to Prevent the TWA 800 Disaster and How It
Could Happen Again. New York: Cliff Street Books, 2001. Nelson, Thomas Allen.

Author: Fabienne Collignon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623569426

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Rocket States crosses the disciplines of Cold War Studies, American Literature, American Studies and Cultural Studies. The particular attraction of this study lies in the combination of its range-close textual and visual analysis of the correlations between land and weaponry, set firmly within its political and cultural contexts-with its unique analytical approach. The book offers a synthesis between history, theories of technology, theories of space, popular culture, literary study and military science. It illuminates a variety of literary texts from key writers and thinkers such as Pynchon, Stephen King, Norman Mailer, and Tom Wolfe, while also invoking figures like Nikola Tesla, James Webb, Batman and Ronald Reagan. Organised topographically, according to how missile technology manifests itself differently in particular locations, Rocket States's geographical targets are Colorado, Kansas, Cape Canaveral and New York, variously titled 'Excavation', 'Preservation', 'Evacuation' and 'Transmission'. It advances through these states roughly chronologically, beginning in the late 1940s and early 1950s and coming to an end in the first part of the 21st century. Collignon's argument is concerned with identifying the recurring figures and fantasies of the Cold War: the dome or parabola as sheltering techno-form; the fictions of total security adapting to constantly changing targeting strategies; gadget love; closed, freezing worlds. As such, Rocket States analyses by what processes the Cold War is frequently literalised in its weapons installations and how these facilities, in turn, shape dreams of containment, survival, escape and techno-supremacy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Crash Detectives

The Crash Detectives

The NTSB denied the request to reopen the TWA Flight 800 investigation, but all
the news hype had served its purpose, driving traffic to the online channel where
the documentary6 was posted. Deadly Departure was published years before ...

Author: Christine Negroni

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782396420

Category: Transportation

Page: 186

View: 790

In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes the reader inside crash investigations from the 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 each accident, she explores the common themes and, most importantly, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation and aircraft design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way, she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive. Tying 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 more informed passenger.
Categories: Transportation

Airways

Airways

Reviews All titles available at www.airwaysmag.com PAN PAN AM : Images of
Aviation by Lynn M Homan and Thomas ... paperbound ( US $ 14.00 ) DEADLY
DEPARTURE : Why the Experts Failed to Prevent the TWA Flight 800 Disaster
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924059589493

Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics, Commercial

Prefiguring Cyberculture

Prefiguring Cyberculture

The missing link between the funereal and the futuristic, the TWA Terminal is
haunted by what the SF novelist William Gibson ... Deadly departure: Why the
experts failed to prevent the TWA Flight 800 disaster and how it could happen
again.

Author: Darren Tofts

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262701081

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 111

A multidisciplinary compilation of essays and other writings explores the antecedents of Internet technology in the works of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Mary Shelley, William Gibson, and others. (Technology)
Categories: Computers

RTNDA Communicator

RTNDA Communicator

Throughout the book , Fink , a journalism professor at the Deadly Departure :
Why the Experts Failed To Prevent the TWA Flight 800 Disaster and How It Could
Happen Again By Christine Negroni HarperCollins , 272 pages , $ 25 , hardcover
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000070501501

Category: Broadcast journalism

Page:

View: 640

Categories: Broadcast journalism

Into the Buzzsaw

Into the Buzzsaw

... an ex - CNN reporter and author of Deadly Departure , a book about the Flight
800 disaster , incorrectly described what happened with Sanders ' s sample
when it reached CBS and then went on to incorrectly state that the reason The
Press ...

Author: Kristina Börjesson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114246148

Category: Political Science

Page: 462

View: 254

Collects essays by leading journalists on such topics as fighting in court in order to make news public, censorship surrounding the war on terror, and the threat that distortion of the news imposes on a free society.
Categories: Political Science

The Hole

The Hole

Negroni , Christine , “ Deadly Departure , Why the Experts Failed to Prevent the
TWA Flight 800 Disaster and How it Could Happen Again , ” Harper Collins
Publishers , 2000 . Oberg , James E . , “ Uncovering Soviet Disasters BOOKS 317
.

Author: Drew Wilson

Publisher: Exposure Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114428811

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 315

In September 1994, the passenger ferry Estonia set out on an overnight cruise from Tallinn, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden and sank in the Baltic Sea, killing nearly 1000 people in 35 minutes. It was the worst peacetime sea catastrophe in European waters in the 20th century. A controversial government investigation blamed the ship's design and high waves. But the Estonia was the only intact ship in maritime history to sink in less than one hour -- faster than some torpedoed ships. This disturbing fact is the core of the tragedy and was left unexplained. The victims still remain in the shipwreck in shallow depth just off the coast of Finland, a spot militarily guarded by Sweden. The Hole: Another look at the sinking of the Estonia ferry on September 28, 1994 examines alternative explanations in view of post-Soviet chaos, proceeding from the theory that the Estonia had a hole -- from a collision or an explosion.
Categories: History

American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts 3d Series

American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts  3d Series

( Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company , 2003 ) Strauch , Investigating Human
Error : Incidents , Accidents , and Complex Systems ( Ashgate , 2002 ) Negroni ,
Deadly Departure : Why the Experts Failed to Prevent the TWA Flight 800
Disaster ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063948322

Category: Evidence (Law)

Page:

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Provides text and sample testimony to assist in preparing for and proving facts that may be in issue in judicial and administrative proceedings. Kept up to date by packet supplements. Library has second and third series.
Categories: Evidence (Law)

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026439070

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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Categories: Bibliographical literature

Flying

Flying

The ferry charge waiver applies to flights that originate or terminate in the
continental United States . ... Christine Negroni , author of the book Deadly
Departure : Why the Experts Failed to Prevent the TWA Flight 800 Disaster and
How It Could ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058875975

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 442

Categories: Aeronautics

The Greatest Disaster Stories Ever Told

The Greatest Disaster Stories Ever Told

Deadly. Departure. BY CHRISTINE NEGRONI When a disaster such as the loss
of a jumbo jet and its passengers and crew ... When TWA Flight 800 exploded in
mid-air over the ocean minutes after taking off from JFK on the evening of July 17,
 ...

Author: Lamar Underwood

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 1592280854

Category: Nature

Page: 402

View: 304

Recounts incidents of natural and man-made disasters, incorporating eyewitness testimony and forensic information, and addresses catastrophies from the Johnstown flood to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Categories: Nature

American Disasters

American Disasters

The investigation included under study for some time for commercial planes a
long , arduous process of salvaging flight 800's ele and was installed on military
aircraft . The NTSB ments , many ... Deadly Departure . New York : gen in all 747s
 ...

Author: Ballard C. Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019986535

Category: History

Page: 461

View: 610

Chronologically lists over two hundred disasters, both manmade and natural, that occurred in America, from Columbus's voyage in 1492 to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Categories: History

Litigation Communication

Litigation Communication

investigation of the mid - air explosion of TWA Flight 800 , he forced his theory
that the crash was a criminal act into the ... the board of directors was informed of
the pending massive ' CHRISTINE NEGRONI , DEADLY DEPARTURE ( Harper ...

Author: Kent Jarrell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063714153

Category: Public relations and law

Page: 63

View: 630

Categories: Public relations and law

Access

Access

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020396526

Category: American periodicals

Page:

View: 402

Categories: American periodicals