ROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 824 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1380 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.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13172 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1344 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).
LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4028 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1335 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.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1316 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...