Gregory Feith Former NTSB investigator and Host of the History Channel's Feature Show: To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This gripping account of that fateful day recounts what was happening inside the cabin, the cockpit, and the helicopters as the crews struggled against the weather and dwindling daylight to rescue the survivors, who had only their life vests and a lone escape chute to keep them afloat. It arrived well packaged and on time. Now, disclaimer: I LOVE real-life disaster stories. 0 Crashing into Shark Infested Water | What Really Happened to ALM Flight 980 . On May 2, 1970 the flight was landed in the ocean just 35 miles from its diverted destination. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. I wasn't disappointed, another very well researched portrayal of the chain of events surrounding this flight as well as an interesting look into the airline industry in a different time. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Having myself been involved many years ago in a night ditching due engine failure in a light aircraft while training for my CPL I can attest to many of the feeling expressed by the participants in this tragedy - and I had no lifejacket and was in the water several hours. I came across this book while doing research for a seminar on leadership. Gripping account of a less well known airline crash, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 3, 2010. little previous available information on the ditching of this aircraft, other than some mention in books on aviation disasters but the spectacular ditching of this flight and the high survivability of it, many passengers able to escape for example, makes this a very interesting story and it is well told by the author. Something went wrong. The story is a perfect example of the 'swiss cheese'theory of accident investigation in that if all the ircumstances and actions line up, the holes aline and an accident will happen. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published I hope a lot of aircrew read this account of the days when cockpit CRM was not as common as today. Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2017. 35 Miles from Shore: The Ditching and Rescue of ALM Flight 980. Please try again. His work has appeared in both regional and national publications including the Chicago Tribune, Multimedia Producer, and Professional Pilot magazine. The result was a rare ditching 35 miles short of the alternate airport. There was a problem loading your book clubs. I would not hesitate to recommend it to non-pilots, while I am not sure it would really benefit white-knuckled travelers. I must admit that I found this book to be quite interesting and the page-turner. Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2018. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 5, 2013. I could not believe how they cut fuel to the bare minimum so they just "make it" to their destination. Personally, I believe there is much to be learned by read. I believe this whole tragedy could have been avoided by making sure pilots have enough fuel and then some, to get to their destination safely. IT COVERS EVERY ANGLE VERY COMPREHENSIVELY:- THE PRE FLIGHT SITUATION OF THE CREW AND PASSENGERS, THE FAILED LANDINGS IN POURING RAIN ON THE ISLAND, THE SHOCK OF THE CAPTAIN AND CREW FINDING THAT DITCHING IS BECOMING INEVITABLE, PREPARATIONS FOR THE DITCHING, THE ACTUAL DITCHING AND THE SURVIVORS EVACUATING THE RAPIDLY SINKING AIRCRAFT, SURVIVING IN THE SEA WAITING FOR RESCUE. An amazing story of a less known airline tragedy. This was purchased as a requested present. теги: Plane crash, sharks, ran out of fuel, COSTCO KAREN GOES OFF ON EMPLOYEES = no mask - no service, Fence being installed around White House ahead of Election Day, Rapper Lil Pump attends Trump's final rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Voters up bright and early as polls open in Philadelphia on Election Day, Crazy scene as Trump supporters physically assault couple in Los Angeles County, Woman dine-and-dash, ends up falling through restaurant ceiling in front of cops, Huge numbers of people line up to vote soon after dawn in New York, Turkey Earthquake Izmir Bayrakli - 4th floor, What's with the Stiff? Now, disclaimer: I LOVE real-life disaster stories. I totally enjoyed the book. Well done Mr Corsetti. I guess it was a good researched book, well as good and detailed it can be with the flight data recorder still on the bottom of the sea. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Enjoyed the read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Be the first to ask a question about 35 Miles from Shore. ALM Flight 980 was the first and only airplane to be open-water ditched of a commercial jet ever. It also identified the rescue people as well and the details leading up to the flight. I still wonder if they are going to lift it one day. Местоположение : St Croix, USVI. However, this is to be completely expected, and is not overly dry in facts and figures and airplane-yabber. THIS IS AN ENTHRALLING ACCOUNT OF THIS AIR CRASH. In the book he tells a gripping, action packed, well researched story that is wonderfully narrated by Fred Filbrich. Personally, I believe there is much to be learned by reading about human error. The subsequent rescue of survivors took nearly three hours and involved the coast guard, navy, and marines. I felt as though I was on the plane that ditched in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of St. Croix and also side-by-side with the rescue workers as they worked tirelessly to save the passengers. As with his previous book “Scapegoat”, Emilio Corsetti III does it again with his new audiobook release titled “35 Miles from Shore: The Ditching and Rescue of ALM Flight 980”. There were 57 passengers and 6 crew on board heading for St. Maarten from New York’s JFK International Airport. The plane hadn't ditched into the ocean yet, but there were tons of photos of the rescue and aftermath. 35 Miles From Shore by Emilo Corsetti III is the most astounding non fiction book I have ever had the pleasure of reading. If you are someone who likes documentaries of people surviving difficult situations along with the many complicated efforts involving search, rescue, and accident investigations, this is a must read for you too. This being a true story written by a professional pilot, I was bracing myself to wade through a technically flawless but dry book. ALM Flight 980 was the first and only airplane to be open-water ditched of a commercial jet ever. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 21, 2020. It could've read like a good mystery if the sequence of events had been juggled. If you are one who enjoys stories around flight or airplanes, this is a must read/listen. Emilio Corsetti III is a professional pilot and author. Just Sharing a Drink with a Friend. On May 2, 1970, ALM Flight 980 from New York to St. Maarten was forced to land in the rain-swollen Caribbean, where it floated for ten minutes before sinking in deep waters. I got lost a couple times with the terminology because the author has a background in aviation but the glossary at the front of the book got me though most of my hazy moments. Editing it to active voice would have saved probably more than 100 unnecessary words. Technical accuracy meets humanity in a wonderful blend of inspirational writing. There's a problem loading this menu right now. by Odyssey Publishing, LLC. Real life drama with the feel of fiction. This book was very interesting and tragic. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The uniqueness of the story is mirrored by the unique writing style of the author. The plain had been in the air 4 hours and 32 minutes when the Captain made the call to land in the ocean. My good buddy J.D. After reading your novel Scapegoat which I thoroughly enjoyed I came across your 35 Miles from Shore so immediately purchased. We’d love your help. Emilio Corsetti III gives the reader a very insightful picture of a flight that went very wrong. Barber was the CH-46 Crew Chief involved in this rescue. In all cases, it boils down to human error. 1.2m members in the CatastrophicFailure community. The question 'what if' nowadays would I am sure cause a diversion to the approximate mid journey allterate for a fuel top up. For his actions, he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I can't criticize the writing but I sure can criticize the airline for all of it's disregard of passenger safety. If you ever wanted a textbook example of Murphy’s Law in full effect this book is it! Portions of the story include re-enacted communications from various transcripts or interviews which brings it more to life. Maarten flight forced down in rough Caribbean seas after the plane ran out of fuel. Although a fair amount of the book may seem like an episode of the 'Air Crash Investigations (Mayday)' this book is eminently readable and delves into the lives of all the principle players including the rescuers. Loading... информация обмениваться ссылками; добавленный: Jun-14-2019. Slow start, good plot building, but a bit short for me. The plain had been in the air 4 hours and 32 minutes when the Captain made the call to land in the ocean. There was some degree of too much technical information, and I would have liked a little more information on the individuals involved. The sheer magnitude of combined miscalculations, misfortune and errors are astonishing. ALM Flight 980 was the first and only airplane to be open-water ditched of a commercial jet ever. Please try again. Extremely detailed, well researched and action packed, this book is a don't put down book until it's finished, Wow!! Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. It was, and remains, the only open-water ditching of a commercial jet. Crashing into Shark Infested Water . It would have been much better if 100 pages had been shaved away. It is unknown if he would of tried making that last 35 miles if the outcome would of been. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 25, 2012. I thought the book was very factual, informative and a great story. It is unknown if he would of tried making that last 35 miles if the outcome would of been disastrous. I just finished this book last night so maybe I can remember the details. Karl Helicher, As the search for answers to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 mystery continues, questions will arise as to the condition of the plane before it entered the water as well as the fate of the passengers. Very well written about an incident I was directly involved in. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Portions of the story include re-enacted communications from various transcripts or interviews which brings it more to life. Will highly recomend. Well researched and presented. Books like this make me appreciate technology and people I sometime take for granted in aviation industry. Given in the voice of a reporter we seem to be on board and in the cockpit of that took off with minimal fuel and then made used very poor judgement in the use of that fuel.