There will be an air crash happening today between 1:00 and 2:00. No, I'm not psychic! NASA is testing Emergency Locator Transmittors by staging a crash! Read the press release here. And, you can watch it happen live! Go to NASA TV.
NASA/David C. Bowman.
Air crashes or air disasters are often written about since they invite speculation about whether or not the accident could have been prevented, the instinct for survival, etc. Here are a few such titles:
Hylton, Wil S. Vanished: the sixty-year search for the missing men of World War II. [940.5426 HYL]
Leavitt, Amie Jane. Anatomy of a Plane Crash. [J 363.124 LEA]
Lineberry, Cate. The Secret Rescue An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines. [ebook]
Pomerantz, Gary M. Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds: The Tragedy and Triumph of ASA Flight 529. [363.12 POM]
Sullenberger, Chesley. Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters. [B SUL]
Zukoff, Mitchell. Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II. [940.548 ZUK]
There are even more works of fiction about aircraft accidents. A recent one, which is on the bestseller list, is In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume [F BLU, AB/CD BLU, also ebook and eaudio].