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Book details
  • Genre:TRANSPORTATION
  • SubGenre:Aviation / History
  • Language:English
  • Pages:344
  • eBook ISBN:9781620952894

Flight 111

The Tragedy of the Swissair Crash

by Stephen Kimber

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Overview
“Swissair 1-1-1 is declaring Pan Pan Pan. We have smoke in the cockpit.” Seventeen minutes after the co-pilot’s distress call, Swissair Flight 111—a New York-to-Geneva-bound jet—crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, killing all 229 people on board. Flight 111 tells the dramatic story of that September 2, 1998 tragedy and explores its far-reaching human consequences.
Description
“Swissair 1-1-1 is declaring Pan Pan Pan. We have smoke in the cockpit.” Seventeen minutes after the co-pilot’s distress call, Swissair Flight 111—a New York-to-Geneva-bound jet—crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, killing all 229 people on board. Flight 111 tells the dramatic story of that September 2, 1998 tragedy and explores its far-reaching human consequences. Kimber introduces us to an eclectic cast of characters—the victims and their families, the fishermen and local volunteers, the pathologists, the investigators, the reporters—and weaves their interconnected stories to show how a tragic accident can instantly change everything for everyone. The ebook includes updated material and links to additional information about the crash, its causes and consequences.
About the author

STEPHEN KIMBER is an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster. He is the author of nine books, including the novel, Reparations, and the bestselling nonfiction books, Flight 111: The Tragedy of the Swissair Crash and Sailors, Slackers and Blind Pigs: Halifax at War. His most recent book, What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five, was long-listed for a Libris Award as the best Canadian nonfiction book in 2013, and was named the top nonfiction book at the East Coast Literary Awards. In 2016, the Spanish edition won a Reader's Choice Award as one of the top 10 best-selling books in Cuba. For more than thirty years, he taught journalism fulltime at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada. From 1996-2003, in 2007-08 and again in 2013-14, he served as Director of the School of Journalism. In 2013, he co-founded King’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction program. Visit his website at stephenkimber.com.

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