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  • American Airlines Flight 11 was a scheduled U.S. domestic passenger flight from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts to Los Angeles International Airport.
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Stormchasers: The Hurricane Hunters and Their Fateful Flight into Hurricane Janet
Stormchasers: The Hurricane Hunters and Their Fateful Flight into Hurricane Janet
Fifty years after Isaac's Storm, a riveting story of the first Hurricane Hunters, and the one crew who paid the ultimate price.
"In a virtual age when tempests are monitored by global positioning and The Weather Channel, Stormchasers reminds us that our first understanding of hurricanes was directly built on the risks and sacrifices of living, breathing heroes," writes Hampton Sides (author of Ghost Soldiers).

In September 1955, Navy Lieutenant Commander Grover B. Windham and a crew of eight flew out of Guantanamo Bay into the eye of Hurricane Janet swirling in the Caribbean: a routine weather reconnaissance mission from which they never returned. In the wake of World War II, the Air Force and the Navy had discovered a new civilian arena where daring pilots could test their courage and skill. These Hurricane Hunters flew into raging storms to gauge their strength and predict their paths. Without computer, global positioning, or satellite support, they relied on rudimentary radar systems to locate the hurricane's eye and estimated the drift of their aircraft by looking at windblown waves below. Drawing from Navy documents and interviews with members of the squadron and relatives of the crew, Stormchasers reconstructs the ill-fated mission of Windham's crew from preflight checks to the chilling moment of their final transmission. 8 b/w photographs

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September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001
The view on 9-11 from Jersey City. The September 11, 2001 attacks consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly targeting civilians. That morning, 19 terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767-223, wide-body aircraft crashed into the north side of the North Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC) at 8:46:30 a.m. local time. United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767-222, crashed into the South Tower at 9:02:59 a.m. local time. Both towers collapsed shortly thereafter. The pilot of the third team crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. Passengers and members of the flight crew on United Airlines Flight 93 attempted to retake control of their plane, which ended crashed into a field near the town of Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. There were 2,973 fatalities: 246 on the four planes, 2,602 in New York City in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. Among the fatalities were 343 New York City Fire Department firefighters, 23 New York City Police Department officers, and 37 Port Authority police officers. 1366 of those New Yorkers were at or above the floors of impact in the North Tower (1 WTC). As many as 600 people were killed instantly or trapped at or above the floors of impact in the South Tower (2 WTC). An estimated 200 people jumped to their deaths from the burning towers. In addition to the 110-floor Twin Towers of the World Trade Center itself, five other buildings at the World Trade Center site, including 7 World Trade Center and the Marriott Hotel, two New York City Subway stations, and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church were destroyed or badly damaged. In total, in Manhattan, 25 buildings were damaged and all seven buildings of the World Trade Center Complex had to be razed. Two additional buildings were later condemned: the Deutsche Bank Building across Liberty Street from the World Trade Center complex, due to the uninhabitable, toxic conditions inside the office tower and Borough of Manhattan Community College's Fiterman Hall at 30 West Broadway due to extensive damage in the attacks. In 2007, the World Trade Center was ranked #19on the AIA 150 America's Favorite Architecture list.
September 11, 2001: Hoboken, NJ
September 11, 2001: Hoboken, NJ
The view from Newark Street in Hoboken on 9-11. The September 11, 2001 attacks consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly targeting civilians. That morning, 19 terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767-223, wide-body aircraft crashed into the north side of the North Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC) at 8:46:30 a.m. local time. United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767-222, crashed into the South Tower at 9:02:59 a.m. local time. Both towers collapsed shortly thereafter. The pilot of the third team crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. Passengers and members of the flight crew on United Airlines Flight 93 attempted to retake control of their plane, which ended crashed into a field near the town of Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. There were 2,973 fatalities: 246 on the four planes, 2,602 in New York City in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. Among the fatalities were 343 New York City Fire Department firefighters, 23 New York City Police Department officers, and 37 Port Authority police officers. 1366 of those New Yorkers were at or above the floors of impact in the North Tower (1 WTC). As many as 600 people were killed instantly or trapped at or above the floors of impact in the South Tower (2 WTC). An estimated 200 people jumped to their deaths from the burning towers. In addition to the 110-floor Twin Towers of the World Trade Center itself, five other buildings at the World Trade Center site, including 7 World Trade Center and the Marriott Hotel, two New York City Subway stations, and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church were destroyed or badly damaged. In total, in Manhattan, 25 buildings were damaged and all seven buildings of the World Trade Center Complex had to be razed. Two additional buildings were later condemned: the Deutsche Bank Building across Liberty Street from the World Trade Center complex, due to the uninhabitable, toxic conditions inside the office tower and Borough of Manhattan Community College's Fiterman Hall at 30 West Broadway due to extensive damage in the attacks.

flight 11 impact
flight 11 impact
Deadly Departure: Why the Experts Failed to Prevent the TWA Flight 800 Disaster and How It Could Happen Again
On July 17, 1996, an enormous explosion tore apart the fuselage of TWA Flight 800 in one of the worst air disasters in history. The ensuing investigation, writes Christine Negroni, was one of the most expensive in history - and tragically unnecessary. Despite the millions spent retrieving metal shards from the ocean and reconstructing the plane, aircraft designers had known the real answer for years. During flight, confined vapours in the fuel tanks can create a "bomb-like" environment that could be ignited by no more energy than that of a penny falling a few inches. Writing with exceptional clarity, drawing on vivid personal stories and intensive research, Christine Negroni presents a compelling expose of how the aircraft industry has (and continues to) undermine public safety.

Though it can be classified as airplane reading, you may not want to bring Deadly Departure with you on your next flight. In this gripping story of the investigation of the crash of TWA Flight 800, aviation correspondent Christine Negroni guides the reader through the intricacies of the U.S. government's most expensive crash investigation to date. Personal stories of passengers, their families, crash investigators, rescue workers, conspiracy theorists, and employees of Boeing and TWA underpin Negroni's account of the investigation as a catalog of conflict, incompetence, and deceit. She concludes that, contrary to the claims of aircraft manufacturers, fuel tank explosions are a real danger, but one that lies within the range of acceptable risk for both the industry and the Federal Aviation Authority.
If there was a conspiracy to hide the truth about what really happened to Flight 800, it began long before the crash, and it wasn't an effort to cover up action, it was a conspiracy of inaction. Although the newspapers were filled with experts insisting planes don't just fall out of the sky and fuel tank explosions can't bring down an airplane, insiders knew different.
If you have followed the strange and sad saga of TWA 800's mysterious end and its aftermath, Negroni's book is for you. --Julia Riches

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