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British Military Aircraft Accidents The Last 25 Years

British Military Aircraft Accidents The Last 25 Years

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{detailed description}Newton's Law of Gravity states that what goes up must come down. And this includes aircraft. 2-Lt Hotchkiss and Lt Bettington had the dubious distinction of becoming the first officers in the newly created RFC to be killed while engaged on military flying duties on 10 September 1912. Seven years later the Accident Investigation Branch was formed by the Government with the remit to investigate the causes of flying accidents and, with the knowledge gained, prevent them from being repeated. Over 70 years later, the AIB is still conducting investigations into flying accidents and flight safety. In British Military Aircraft Accidents - The Last 25 Years" David Oliver looks at the expert work carried out by the AIB with special reference to its military investigations, and he examines case histories of a variety of different accidents involving aircraft of all three British armed services. Transcripts of official AIB reports are also included for 15 recent accidents which reveal the painstaking processes involved. A comprehensive log of all British military aircraft accidents since 1966 is a major feature of the book, supported by a selection of photo- graphs which have not seen widespread publication before. Despite the major advances in technology, British Military Aircraft Accidents illustrates the fact that aircraft are still crashing due to technical or human error, and the task of the AIB is probably more complicated than it ever was before.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by David Oliver
published by Ian Allan 1990 1st edn. 144pp profusely illustrated, 15x22 pictorial laminated boards
{condition}fine
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