The Final Approach by John J. Nance
WARNING: This is NOT the book to read during a long airline flight - especially if you are a nervous flyer like I am! The book scared me, while I was reading it sitting on my couch, can't imagine how I'd have felt if I was on a plane while I was reading parts of it!
On a stormy night in Kansas City, an Airbus plane coming in for a landing, shears the top off of a Boeing 737 that is waiting to take off. There is a fire and most of the people in both planes are killed by either the crash or the fire.
The NTSB is called in to investigate but as with all government agencies, there is the investigation and then there are the politics surrounding the investigation. While the NTSB is trying to figure out if the crash was caused by system failure, pilot error or some other reason, the media gets involved and starts talking about possible sabotage.
The lead investigator for the NTSB, Joe Wallingford, is an interesting character who wants to find out why the planes collided but is hampered by the airlines and by people in Washington. Add a little bit of romance into this mix along with some congressional secrets and the ever present media and you have a great story.
Even though this book was written in 1992, its just as relevant today as when it was written.
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available formats: print, ebook (418 pages)
published: January 2016 by Open Road Media
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