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The Resource QF32, Richard De Crespigny [with Mark Abernathy]

QF32, Richard De Crespigny [with Mark Abernathy]

Label
QF32
Title
QF32
Statement of responsibility
Richard De Crespigny [with Mark Abernathy]
Title variation
Qantas flight thirty two
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 4 November 2010, a flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife edge of being one of the world's worst air disasters. Shortly after leaving Changi Airport, an explosion shattered Engine 2 of Qantas flight QF32 - an Airbus A380, the largest and most advanced passenger plane ever built. Hundreds of pieces of shrapnel ripped through the wing and fuselage, creating chaos as vital flight systems and back-ups were destroyed or degraded. In other hands, the plane might have been lost with all 469 people on board, but a supremely experienced flight crew, led by Captain Richard Champion de Crespigny, managed to land the crippled aircraft and safely disembark the passengers after hours of nerve-racking effort. Tracing Richard's life and career up until that fateful flight, QF32 shows exactly what goes into the making of a top-level airline pilot, and the extraordinary skills and training needed to keep us safe in the air. Fascinating in its detail and vividly compelling in its narrative, QF32 is the riveting, blow-by-blow story of just what happens when things go badly wrong in the air, told by the captain himself
Award
Australian Book Industry Awards, General Non Fiction Book of the Year, 2013.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10192364
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Crespigny, Richard
Dewey number
363.12416
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • forms
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Abernathy, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aeroplanes
  • Aircraft accidents
Target audience
adult
Label
QF32, Richard De Crespigny [with Mark Abernathy]
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000048990451
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 358 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781742611174
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., ports.
Label
QF32, Richard De Crespigny [with Mark Abernathy]
Publication
Control code
000048990451
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 358 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781742611174
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., ports.

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