Early Aviation Disasters: The World's Major Airliner Crashes Before 1950

Author(s): David Gero


Long before the days of wide-bodied jets and supersonic travel, two , three and four engined aeroplanes, flying boats and airships made their way over land and sea, connecting cities, countries and continents in what was then a revolutionary mode of transport. Some of these flights ended in tragedy; tragedies which are thoroughly reviewed in this illustrated book. Following the same format as its acclaimed predecessor Aviation Disasters, which covers the years after 1950, David Gero's latest book examines major aviation catastrophes that occurred before that year, in the pioneering early days of commercial flight. Tales of faulty design, pilot error and even sabotage are recounted in this fascinating new volume, from the famous loss of the airship Hindenburg in New Jersey in 1937 to less well-known and even forgotten disasters from around the world.


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  • : 9780752459875
  • : The History Press Ltd
  • : The History Press Ltd
  • : 0.494
  • : May 2011
  • : 248mm X 172mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Gero
  • : Paperback
  • : 363.12409
  • : 192
  • : Illustrations