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The Resource No man's land, Kevin Sullivan

No man's land, Kevin Sullivan

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No man's land
Title
No man's land
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Sullivan
Title variation
No man's land
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the untold story of automation on QF72 : a gripping account of how a major air disaster was averted, by the captain and former Top Gun pilot
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Language
eng
Summary
A gripping account of how a major air disaster was averted, by the captain and former Top Gun pilot. Instinctively, I release my pressure on the sidestick. Out of my subconscious, a survival technique from a previous life emerges: Neutralise! I'm not in control so I must neutralise controls. I never imagined I'd use this part of my military experience in a commercial airliner ...On routine flight QF72 from Singapore to Perth on 7 October 2008, the primary flight computers went rogue, causing the plane to pitch down, nose first, towards the Indian Ocean - twice.The Airbus A330 carrying 315 passengers and crew was out of control, with violent negative G forces propelling anyone and anything untethered through the cabin roof. It took the skill and discipline of former US Navy Top Gun Kevin Sullivan, captain of the ill-fated flight, to wrestle the plane back under control and perform a high-stakes emergency landing at a RAAF base on the WA coast 1200 kilometres north of Perth.In No Man's Land, the captain of the flight tells the full story for the first time. It's a gripping, blow-by-blow account of how, along with his co-pilots, Sullivan relied on his elite military training to land the gravely malfunctioning aeroplane and narrowly avert what could have been a horrific air disaster. As automation becomes the way of the future, and in the aftermath of Ethiopian Airlines flight 961 and Lion Air flight JT610, the story of QF72 raises important questions about how much control we relinquish to computers and whether more checks and balances are needed
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10777891
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APLS
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Sullivan, Kevin
Dewey number
363.1241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sullivan, Kevin
  • Air pilots
  • Airbus A330 (Jet transport)
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Aeroplanes
  • Aeronautics
  • Aircraft accidents
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the untold story of automation and QF72
Label
No man's land, Kevin Sullivan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065342868
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733339745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1103916512
Label
No man's land, Kevin Sullivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065342868
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733339745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1103916512

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