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'We regulate by counting tombstones' US FEDERAL AVIATION OFFICIAL

A Groundbreaking Investigation into Aircraft Safety

The Tombstone Imperative: The Truth about Air Safety. Although the figures for fatal accidents seem lower than those by car or train, the comparision is based on distance travelled, which doesn't take into account that most accident occur around takeoff and landing. If the calculations are made by comparing the number of fatalities with the number of journeys made a very different picture emerges. Deaths per 100 million passenger journeys are, on average, 55 for airlines compared with 4.5 for cars, and 2.7 for trains.ONLY MOTORBIKES TURN OUT MORE RISKY. This is a serious ground-breaking, campaigning book which has caused enormous controversy.

In Andrew Weir's THE TOMBSTONE IMPERATIVE aviation safety is examined with a cautious, crtical yet calm manner which does not seek to alarm, but inform, the non-specialist reader.

The Airline Industry Information review by Darren Ingram of THE TOMBSTONE IMPERATIVE said,...

Ten chapters detail the whole world of aviation safety and this provides a lot of thought provoking issues such as just how quickly can an aircraft be evacuated if necessary. When you think just how slowly passengers shuffle on to an aircraft in brilliant light - discounting the time to stow luggage - and think about how quickly they would get off, panicking in a darkened sinking vessel with sirens blaring it is a scary thought.

No airline or manufacturer can claim a total moral and legal compliance to this fact. Reading this book will make you think a little bit more about air travel in is compelling, informative reading which everyone who travels should find time to read."

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