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Flight 232 : a story of disaster and survival / Laurence Gonzales.

Gonzales, Laurence, 1947- author. (Author).
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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 363.12 GON (Text) 36626103558060 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Huntingburg Public Library - Huntingburg 363.12 GON (Text) 39970001320232 NF Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 363.124 GONZALES (Text) 33946003079006 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale 363.12 GON (Text) 70743000138893 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 363.124 GON (Text) 37323005061778 NONFIC Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 363.1246 GON (Text) 78551000515958 Non-Fiction Reshelving -
Seymour Main Library 363.12465 GONZALES (Text) 37500003947211 Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393240023
  • ISBN: 0393240029
  • Physical Description: viii, 415 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: 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. Ultimately he 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.
Subject: Aircraft accidents > Iowa > Sioux City.
Airplane crash survival.
Aircraft accident victims.

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