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A United Airlines Boeing 727 Crashes Into Lake Michigan August 16, 1965
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The UAL Boeing 727 was flying from LaGuardia to O'Hare International Airport during the summer of 1965. People who watched the plane heard a thunderous roar and saw a flaming plane as it entered the water north of Chicago near Waukegan, Illinois. My e-book looks at the crash, the people on board the airliner and the inconclusiveness of the Civil Aeronautics Board as to the reason for the crash.
An American Airlines Boeing 727 Crash November 8, 1965
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
An American Airlines Boeing 727 was the third fatal crash of an airliner worldwide within a single week. The others involved a French military plane that plunged to the ground in French Somaliland and an Argentine C54 that crashed near Costa Rica. The 727 was on its landing approach in inclimate weather. For whatever reason the flight crew failed to see a hillside in front of them. 58 persons died
An American Airlines Convair Crashes Near Albany, New York September 15, 1953
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Multiple eyewitnesses watched a Convair 240 plunge to the earth near a trailer park in Colonie, New York. Some of the witnesses were already at work and others were inside trailers within several hundred feet of the crash. One woman's trailer was scorched in the intense heat that burned bodies to the point that they were unrecognizable. My e-book looks at the crash and the CAB investigation.
United Airlines DC-3 Crashes Into San Francisco Bay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
A United Airlines DC-3 which crashed in February 1937 was the topic of theories proposed by aircraft experts. At first the disaster was attributed to pilot error. An inquiry into the crash concluded without an explanation. Some thought the pilot had miscalculated his altitude or approached at an improper angle. Then an American Airlines plane crashed and its cause was linked to the Bay tragedy.
A United Airlines DC4 Crashes At LaGuardia Field May 29, 1947
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
My ebook was researched from news accounts of a commercial aviation disaster that killed 39 people. The United DC4 crashed into the Maryland Woods near LaGuardia Field. The plane's impact dismembered most all of the passengers and rescuers found hardly any peole who were completely whole. One eyewitness remembered the smooth sound of the plane before its engines opened full throttle at the end.
Continental Airlines Flight 11 Crash May 22, 1962
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
It was approximately 9:30 at night when a Boeing 707 that took off from Chicago's O'Hare Airport was noticed by farmers near Centerville, Iowa. They reported seeing an orange glow. The plane was flying into a squall line when it began to have trouble. Days later the combined efforts of the Civil Aeronautics Board and the FBI pinpointed a blast that occurred in the jet's rear washroom.
Pół godziny Tadeusza Kościuszko. Tragedia lotu 5055 (katastrofa w Lesie Kabackim) polish edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,510. Language: Polish. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Dobranoc, do widzenia! Cześć! Giniemy! Katastrofa w Lesie Kabackim.
Half an hour of Tadeusz Kosciuszko - tragedy of flight 5055
You set the price! Words: 12,420. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Goodnight, goodbye! Bye! We perish! Tragedy of LOT Flight 5055.
Horsecycle: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Extend range and power of animal draft by building cycles for horses, oxen, dogs, etc. Alternately, build housing around animal to hold cargo, protect the beast, and shorten the vehicle length compared to a carriage setup, while leaving animal feet on the ground. Waste handling and some design options discussed.
An Expose: The Truth About Contacting the DVLA During Busy Periods
Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This Book reveals the trials and tribulations associated with attempting to get through to the DVLA.
A Piedmont Airlines Fairchild-Hiller 227B Crashes In Charlestown, West Virginia August 10, 1968
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The Piedmont Fairchild-Hiller that crashed while approaching the runway at Kanawha Airport in Charlestown, West Virginia was much like a Fokker 27 that was produced in Europe. Fairchild began building the FH-227s in the late 1950s. The planes had distinguishing features that differentiated them from the Fokker designs. My ebook recounts this tragic plane crash with input from eyewitness accounts.
A Northwest Orient Airlines Electra L-188C Crashes Near Tell City, Indiana March 17, 1960
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
The L-188C was on its way to Miami from Chicago when it crashed in a field in Indiana. The flaw that prompted the Indiana crash and several more like it had to do with the Electra's wings and vibrations sent throughout the plane at certain speeds and air turbulence. One of the wings on the Tell City plane became completely detached and the other nearly came off. It crashed at 600 miles per hour.
The Midair Crash of a TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC7 Grand Canyon, Arizona June 30, 1956
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
One of the pilots involved in the tragic collision of two planes above the Grand Canyon had received an ok to ascend to 21,000 feet while attempting to evade a thunderstorm. This put his TWA Super Constellation in line to crash into a United Airlines DC7 which was in the same cloud bank. My e-book looks at the crash and the difficulties involved in accessing the bodies inside the UAL wreckage.
A Middle East Airlines Sud Aviation SE-210 Crashes In The Persian Gulf April 17, 1964
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Flight ME 444 was approaching a landing after leaving Beirut, Lebanon and flying over the Arabian Desert. Aramco executives, teachers, public relations people,etc. were approaching a landing in Dharan, Saudi Arabia when the final message from the Caravelle III Sud Aviation plane was received. No definitive crash conclusion was reached by investigators after the majority of the wreckage was found.
A Strato-Freight Airliner Crashes San Juan, Puerto Rico June 6, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
A converted C46 transport plane flying for Strato-Freight Airlines became the most deadly nonscheduled flight in United States history. The Civil Aeronautics Administration suspended Strato-Freight the same summer that 45 persons were killed aboard the flight that departed San Juan in pitch darkness on June 6, 1949. The Connecticut based company was cited for negligence of property and life.
The Bombing of a Canadian Pacific DC3 St. Joachim, Quebec September 9, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
A Pacific Airliner exploded and crashed into a giant mountain near Quebec City on September 9, 1949. The plane had 19 passengers on board and and a crew of four. The passengers included a woman whose husband made sure she was on Flight 108 bound for Baie Comeau. He had asked his wife to retrieve some suitcases therea and spend the weekend with friends. 10 days later authorities learned of a bomb.
The Crash of a United Airlines DC6 Flight 624 Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania June 17, 1948
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
United Airlines Flight 624 was on its last leg of a journey that had taken it from San Diego to Pennsylvania. It was due to land at LaGuardia in New York City but the plane crashed into a power station in the Pocono Mountain chain, killing all 43 of its passengers and crew. My e-book was researched from newspaper accounts of the tragedy along with books that explained the reasons for the crash.
Eastern Air Lines Flight 537 Douglas DC4 Midair Collision Washington, DC November 1, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
It was the most deadly aviation disaster when it occurred in 1949. A New Yorker cartoonist, a bank president, an Eastern Air Lines flight crew and several members of the U.S. House of Representatives were among the victims of the disaster. My e-book looks closely at the differing accounts of a crash that pitted air traffic controllers and others against a Bolivian pilot's recollection of events.
A Nice Quiet Life
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 28,260. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016 by Rob Chicken. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
This is the life story of my grandfather. He was an Engineer, and Engineering Officer in the Merchant Navy, from 1908 to 1945. The book describes a lifetime of adventure, the hardship and joy on all of the different ships he sailed. From grand liners to rusty hulks, he survived two world wars, the depression of the nineteen thirties, and even took his family with him to sea.
RWB - Life After Birth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB) movement that graced the covers of magazines and Speedhunters initialises their first world-wide publication. In this e-book, we include some of the best photographs from our 300-page coffee table book capturing Southern Cross from its humble beginnings to its life after birth at the track. RWB Australia Specialty Store at http://shop.rwb-australia.com