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Richard de Crespigny


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PUBLISHED: 1st August 2012
ISBN: 9781742611174
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In 2010, what began as a routine long-haul flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife-edge of becoming one of the world's worst ever air disaster. When a sudden mid-air explosion shattered engine no.2of the Qantas A380 -- -- shrapnel ripped through the wing and fuselage creating chaos as it destroyed vital flight systems.
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  • Paperback
    $27.99
PUBLISHED: 1st August 2012
ISBN: 9781742611174
ANNOTATION:
In 2010, what began as a routine long-haul flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife-edge of becoming one of the world's worst ever air disaster. When a sudden mid-air explosion shattered engine no.2of the Qantas A380 -- -- shrapnel ripped through the wing and fuselage creating chaos as it destroyed vital flight systems.

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In 2010, what began as a routine long-haul flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife-edge of becoming one of the world's worst ever air disaster. When a sudden mid-air explosion shattered engine no.2of the Qantas A380 -- -- shrapnel ripped through the wing and fuselage creating chaos as it destroyed vital flight systems.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Melbourne born and educated Richard De Crespigny got his first taste of a future flying career as a fourteen year old when his father took his on a tour of the RAAD Academy at Point Cook in Victoria.In 1975, aged seventeen, he joined the RAAF. One year later, he started flying. During his eleven years with the RAAF, he was seconded as Aide-de-Camp to two Australian Governors-General - Sir Zelman Cowen and Sir Ninian Stephen. Richard remained with the RAAF until 1986 when he joined Qantas.

Prizes

Winner of ABIA General Non-fiction of the Year 2013
Winner of Indie Awards Best Non-fiction 2012
Short-listed for ABIA Book of the Year 2013

Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan Australia
Year
2012
ISBN-10
1742611176
ISBN-13
9781742611174
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2012-08-01
Country of Publication
Australia
Author
Richard de Crespigny
Pages
368
Subtitle
From the Author of Fly!: Life Lessons from the Cockpit of Qf32

Product Reviews

20 Nov, 2018
By Russell
11 Sep, 2017
Very interesting book
By Peter