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The Resource No Man's Land

No Man's Land

Label
No Man's Land
Title
No Man's Land
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Sullivan
Title variation
No mans land
Title variation remainder
the untold story of automation and QF72
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Former US Navy Top Gun Kevin Sullivan, captain of the ill-fated Perth-bound QF72, breaks his silence to give a gripping account of how a rogue computer went 'psycho', causing the Airbus A330 he was piloting to pitch down, nose first, towards the Indian Ocean -- twice. Unlike other well-publicised near air disasters, the plane carrying 315 passengers and crew was out of control, a G force of -8 propelling anyone and anything untethered through the cabin roof. It took the extraordinary skill and presence of mind of the veteran Top Gun to wrestle back control of the plane in order to perform a dramatic, high-stakes emergency landing at a RAAF base on the WA coast 1200 kilometres north of Perth. More than 100 injured people, many seriously, were airlifted to hospital. As automation becomes the way of the future, the story of QF72 raises important questions about how much control we relinquish to computers and whether more checks and balances are needed
Summary
A former US Top Gun and Qantas captain's gripping account of how a major air disaster caused by faulty automation was narrowly averted.
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10777891
Cataloging source
SALS
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Sullivan, Kevin
Dewey number
363.124
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Transport
  • Biography
Target audience
adult
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the untold story of automation and QF72
Label
No Man's Land
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_624774
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781460710906
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
No Man's Land
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_624774
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460710906
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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