By Michael Crichton
From the writer of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this awesome mystery approximately airline safeguard, company intrigue, and a dangerous cover-up.
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At a second whilst the difficulty of protection and dying within the skies is paramount within the public brain, a deadly midair catastrophe aboard a advertisement twin-jet airliner flying from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a stressed and frantic research during which the best casualty could be the truth.
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Felix asked. "Yes, sir," the instructor said. " "Okay," Felix said. " The instructor pushed a button. On the systems monitor in the training console, the slats warning flashed, first amber, then white. Casey looked at the adjacent video screen and saw the pilot leaning forward. He had noticed the warning in the cockpit. "Now," Felix said. "Once again we see the aircraft nose-up, but this time Mr. Ingram must control it himself ... So he brings the stick back ... very slightly, very delicately ...
Everybody knew about the problem: the FAA, the NTSB, the airlines, and the manufacturers. Norton had conducted a study a few years back, a random check of DFDRs in active service. Casey had been on that study committee. They'd found that only one recorder in six worked properly. Why the FAA would mandate the installation of FDRs, without also requiring that they be in working order before each flight, was a frequent subject of late-night discussion in aerospace bars from Seattle to Long Beach. The cynical view was that malfunctioning FDRs were in everybody's interest.
That's my favorite. " She realized he hadn't answered her question. By then they had walked through the side door, into Building 64. Casey noticed the workers were openly hostile, the atmosphere distinctly chilly. " Richman said. " 96 "Selling them out? " "They think management's shipping the wing to Shanghai. I asked Marder. " 45 A Klaxon sounded, echoing through the building. Directly ahead, the big yellow overhead crane cranked to life, and Casey saw the first of the huge crates containing the wing tooling rise five feet up into the air on thick cables.
Airframe by Michael Crichton