Final Approach: The Crash of Eastern 212
William Stockton, 1977
This is one I read a long time ago about the crash of an Eastern Airlines plane in CLT in 1974.
The Last Nine Minutes: The Story of Flight 981
Moira Johnston, 1976
This is a book about the crash of the Turkish Airlines DC-10 in France back in the '70's
41,000 Feet and Out of Fuel
William & Marilyn Mona Hoffer, 1989
This one's about Air Canada 143 which ran out of fuel and made an emergency landing at a deserted airport, whose runway was being used for drag races at the time. The aircraft was later nicknamed The Gimli Glider.
Fire and Rain: A Tragedy in American Aviation
J. G. Chandler, 1986
The crash and aftermath of Delta 191 at DFW on Aug. 2, 1985.
Sound of Impact: The Legacy of TWA Flight 514
Adam Shaw, 1977
This TWA flight had originated in IND, made a stop in CMH and was headed to DCA on December 1, 1974. National was closed due to a snowstorm and the flight was diverted to IAD. While approaching IAD, the plane crashed into a mountain (Round Mountain) at 1,800 ft and killed all 92 aboard. Lots of chapters with comments from families of the victims.
Clipper 806: The Anatomy of an Air Disaster
John Goodson (or Godson, can't remember), 1978
Good book about a Pan Am crash in Pago Pago in 1974. What was interesting was this crash killed almost everyone onboard - there were only about 10 survivors, but no one was killed by the actual crash. Those who didn't make it were killed by the smoke and fire.
Crash, the Story of Eastern Airline's Crash December 29, 1972
Rob & Sarah Elder, 1977
The Ghost of Flight 401
John G. Fuller, 1976
Both about Eastern's L-1011 crash in the Everglades.
Why the Experts Failed to Prevent the TWA Flight 800 Disaster and How It Could Happen Again
Christine Negroni, 2000
The crash and aftermath of TWA 800.
Some of the above books are no longer in print, but all of them can be found at
Two non-crash books are
Splash of Colors The Self-destruction of Braniff International
John J. Nance, 1984
About Braniff between 1965 and 1982.
From Prairie to Planes
Darwin Payne and Kathy Fitzpatrick, 1999
About commercial aviation in the Dallas Ft. Worth area and the bulding of DFW Airport.