Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds: The Tragedy & Triumph of ASA Flight 529

Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds: The Tragedy & Triumph of ASA Flight 529

Gary M. Pomerantz


“A deeply relocating account of the extreme strengths that standard humans can reveal while tragedy confronts them. As emotionally robust a e-book as you're most likely ever to read.”
–David J. Garrow, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Bearing the Cross

In August 1995, twenty-six passengers and a workforce of 3 board a commuter aircraft in Atlanta headed for Gulfport, Mississippi. presently after takeoff they listen an explosion and, searching the home windows at the left part, see a mangled engine lodged opposed to the wing. From that second, 9 mins and twenty seconds elapse till the crippled airplane crashes in a west Georgia hayfield–nine mins and twenty seconds within which Gary Pomerantz takes readers deep into the hearts and minds of the folks aboard, every one of whom prepares in his or her personal approach for what could come.

Ultimately, nineteen humans continue to exist either the crash and its devastating aftermath, them all profoundly tormented by what they've got visible and, extra vital, what they've got performed to assist themselves and others.

This isn't a lot a e-book a couple of aircraft crash because it is a psychologically illuminating real-life drama approximately traditional humans and the way they behave in striking conditions. each one folks has puzzled what we'd do to outlive a life-threatening state of affairs: could I continue to exist? How could I behavior myself–would I act to save lots of others in want or in basic terms myself? might others attempt to keep me? How may I be laid low with the event? Judging through what's printed in Nine mins, Twenty Seconds, the solutions are unusually optimistic.

In telling the extraordinary tales of those twenty-nine women and men, Gary Pomerantz has written probably the most compelling books in fresh reminiscence. Open to any web page and you’ll instantly be drawn into the dramatic pull of the narrative. yet on a deeper point, Nine mins, Twenty Seconds speaks as powerfully approximately our capability to take care of others because it does concerning the power of our will to reside. This wealthy and lucrative ebook will linger on your brain lengthy once you flip the final web page.

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