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35 Miles from Shore: The Ditching and Rescue of ALM Flight 980 by [Corsetti III, Emilio]
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"This well-researched, fast-paced study vividly re-creates the chain of errors that resulted in the catastrophe, the harrowing rescue missions, and the mixed effects of the tragedy on the subsequent lives of the crew, survivors, and rescuers." Library Journal"

"A wonderful book. It's like reading a fine novel except it's all true. For aviation people it is also a valuable safety lesson." Bob Buck, author, North Star Over My Shoulder"

"The most astounding nonfiction book I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Extremely detailed, well researched and action packed, this book is a don't put down book until it's finished, Wow!!" frontstreet reviews.com

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"This gripping account of a tragedy, with heroes galore, is mesmerizing reading." newbookreviews.org

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On May 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with 57 passengers and a crew of six departed New York's JFK International Airport en route to the tropical island of St. Maarten. The flight ended four hours and thirty-four minutes later in the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It was, and remains, the only open-water ditching of a commercial jet. The subsequent rescue of survivors took nearly three hours and involved the coast guard, navy, and marines. This gripping account of that fateful day recounts what was happening inside the cabin, the cockpit, and the helicopters as the crews struggled against the weather and dwindling daylight to rescue the survivors who have only their life vests and a lone escape chute to keep them afloat.

"Mr. Corsetti left no stone unturned in his detailed book of this accident and the rescue that followed. His description of the aftermath of the crash, the anguish of the survivors after the ditching, brought the reader right into the midst of the action." William Phenn Readersviews.com

"This gripping account of a tragedy, with heroes galore, is mesmerizing reading. Corsetti's minute by minute style doesn't miss a thing. A 4 star Rating!" Ron Watson New Book Reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1497 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0977897109
  • Publisher: Odyssey Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (1 April 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0019NU37M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,909 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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