Saturday, October 22, 2011

Chris Bohjalian's 6 favorite books about plane crashes

Chris Bohjalian latest novel, The Night Strangers, is a ghost story that begins with a plane crash.

At The Week magazine he came up with a list of six favorite books about plane crashes, including:
Fly by Wire by William Langewiesche

If you want an accident with a happy ending, there is US Airways Flight 1549, the "Miracle on the Hudson." Fly by Wire chronicles the January 2009 ditching, focusing on the role that the Airbus's technology may have played in the remarkable water landing. Equally gripping, however, are the stories of flight emergencies that did not end so well.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue