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Destination Disaster

Destination Disaster

From the Tri-motor to the Dc-10 the Risk of Flying
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*Destination Disaster* is a remarkable book of the politics in the (wide-body) commercial-aviation industry, and an accounting of the political warfare between McDonald Douglas and Lockheed Aircraft to gain acceptance of their designs during the early competition for wide-body commercial aircraft. One company, McDonald, pushed hard in Washington to prevent the technically more-advanced L1011 from being accepted in the commercial airline industry, only to see its candidate, the DC-10, later prove to be a safety nightmare. It is a spell-binding account of the troubles that ensued. In the end, Douglas' effort helped prevent acceptance of the L1011 for large-scale orders, and the plane ended production far too soon due to lowered order rate.

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Hardback Editions

October 1976 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Destination Disaster
Author(s): Paul Eddy, Elaine Potter, Bruce Page
ISBN: 0-246-10883-5 / 978-0-246-10883-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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October 1976 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Destination Disaster: From the Tri-Motor to the DC-10 - The Risk of Flying
Author(s): Paul Eddy, Elaine Potter, Bruce Page
ISBN: 0-8129-0619-5 / 978-0-8129-0619-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co
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Paperback Editions

February 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Destination Disaster
Author(s): Paul Eddy
ISBN: 0-345-27207-2 / 978-0-345-27207-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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