35 Miles from Shore by Emilio Corsetti, III
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35 Miles from Shore
By Emilio Corsetti, III

35 Miles from Shore

The Ditching and Rescue of ALM Flight 980

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35 Miles from Shore by Emilio Corsetti, III

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On May 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with 57 passengers and a crew of six departed from New York's JFK International Airport en route to the tropical island of St. Maarten, but four hours and 34 minutes later the flight ended 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 had only their life vests and a lone escape chute to keep them afloat.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780977897100
ISBN-10: 0977897109
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x 19mm)
Pages: 321
Imprint: Odyssey Odyssey Publishing
Publisher: Odyssey Odyssey Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Emilio Corsetti, III

Emilio Corsetti III is a professional pilot and author whose work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Multimedia Producer, and Professional Pilot magazine. He lives in Lake St. Louis, Missouri.

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