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F the jet age to the present including The Crash eBook #245 the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 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 alive 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 get that far

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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 the Miracle on the Hudson A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH 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 early days o 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 MH370 story

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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 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 News Commercial air crashes have attracted a great deal of attention recently With the crashes of the Boeing 737 MAX Lion and Ethiopian the safety of flying has been forced back into the public consciousness In The Crash Detectives Christine Negroni has done a fantastic job of putting together an engaging accessible and interesting volume 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 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 doesn t really help to parse out the accidents which tend to reappear over multiple sections and are often only told in part Nor do themes 1 3 or 4 lend themselves to neat definitions fallibility and humanity for instance bleed into each other making it somewhat difficult to tell why the arbitrary division was usedThis leads to the second problem Not only do individual examples get spread out throughout the book but there was a real whiplash in jumping from story to story While I assume this is done to help show core ideasexplanations it has the effect of not only discombobulating the reader but also creating an air of cherrypicking When the examples come so fast it begins to seem like the disasters get simplified down to reinforce rhetorical points rather than explore each of this complexityFinally through no fault of her own the book was published at an unfortunate time With the two 737 MAX crashes as well as the new round of 787 problems the book already feels a little dated The problem is deeper than simply not having those examples Rather those examples reveal a fundamental problem about how we govern safety in the air and the regulatory capture ie inappropriate deferral to the companies themselves that has resulted from the emergence of increasingly complicated aircraft The book would have been richer and had staying power if this had been given attention even without the 737 MAX examplesThat said I d reiterate that the book is a really great introduction to the field It s a solid sampler of the core crashes that define our understanding of aviation safety and hopefully inspires reader interest in getting to know those cases in meaningful depth


10 thoughts on “The Crash Detectives

  1. says:

    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 w

  2. says:

    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 is somewhat mis titled are correct I'll get to that in a minuteFirst I have t

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    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 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 t

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    This is in my wheelhouse and there is some good stuff there but I put this away after 70 pages not being able to g

  8. says:

    Commercial air crashes have attracted a great deal of attention recently With the crashes of the Boeing 737 MAX Lion and Ethiopian the safety of flying has been forced back into the public consciousness In The Crash Detectives Christine Negroni has done a fantastic job of putting together an engaging accessible and interesting volume on why planes crashThe biggest advantages of this book are its breadth and readabilit

  9. says:

    “The Crash Detectives” by Christine Negroni was a good read To begin with full disclosureI was given this book through a Goodreads Giveaway While the title alludes to “detectives” there really isn’t much of that in the narrative But

  10. says:

    I wish this had been so much detailed it seemed very superficial and it was a shame I wanted to get 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 seper

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