Arthur Hailey's Airport!! Whoo hoo!! That's GOOD.
And it risk of being a complete copycat, I loved Hotel too. And The Moneychangers (it has a 707 in it) was awesome. There was one about the news business, I think called The Evening News, the first 50 pages are a second-by-second account of a midair collision over Texas and the consequent emergency landing of an A300 at DFW
(can't remember what the other plane was, it crashes somewhere I think), check it out. Never read (The Final Diagnosis.)
I'm writing a letter to LTN
airport right now. I respectfully suggest as many people do the same as possible.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz