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Need Help - Turkish Air Flight 981  
User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 805 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

I'm writing a term paper on the Turkish Air Flight 981 crash and the implications it had for Douglas and the flying public. I'm looking for a copy of the official accident report of the incident as well as any books on this incident or the DC-10 and its problems. Any advice would be welcomed. Thanks for your help.


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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12667 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1330 times:

I recall there was an excellent book about the DC10 which focused on this very accident. If memory serves me correctly, it was called "The rise and fall of the DC10" and the author was John Godson (90% sure).

I recommend it thoroughly.

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3880 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 1321 times:

There was also a book written about this specific crash. It was called The Last Nine Minutes: The Story of Flight 981 by Moira Johnston. It's out of print but you can buy it at http://alibris.com for $4.95.


User currently offlineMeechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

There is also a chapter about this in Air Disaster Vol 1 by Macarthur Job, however I have read the above book The last 9 mins and it is the definitive work on this accident. Good luck with the paper.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

In addition to the "the Last Nine Minutes" that someone else mentioned, another excellent book on the THY crash is Destination Disaster. From the Tri-Motor to the DC-10: The Risk of Flying. Not just lots of info on the DC-10 crash, but also the context of the industry at that time, plus the FAA situation, plus internal Douglas stuff, all of which helped set the stage. The one chapter on the Applegate memo is worth the price of the book alone... Lots of diagrams, and easy for layperson to understand...