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Lost: Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation SC

  • Lost: Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation softcover

    Published 2015, 224 Pages, softcover, 6" x 9"
Article number: 9781927823262
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Lost: Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation softcover

• A Hudson bomber disappears in a lake in Nova Scotia during the Second World War; despite decades of repeated effort by determined searchers using high-tech equipment, all recovery efforts have encountered nothing but frustration.

• A famous hockey star is lost while flying home from a fishing expedition; even with tremendous publicity, extensive searches and generous reward offers, the aircraft was not found for over 50 years.

• A Trans Canada Airlines (now Air Canada) passenger liner is in radio contact with the Vancouver airport, only two and one-half miles from Richmond, and is observed beginning its approach to land, when all contact terminates. The wreckage of the aircraft is not found until 47 years later.

How can such disappearances be possible? How can determined, skillful, trained search personnel,
using sophisticated equipment, be thwarted in their effort to locate crashed aircraft? 

The answer is that a downed aircraft, especially in rugged countryside, can be incredibly difficult to spot from the air. Study the photograph on the front flp, taken by CASARA (Civil Air Search and Rescue Association) in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country. Can you spot the wreckage of a Cherokee aircraft? No? Actually, very few people can. When you consider that the problem is far more difficult for observers studying terrain from the unsteady platform of a light search plane buffeted by updrafts and gusts typical to mountainous areas, you can understand how difficult it is to find an aircraft that has crashed in the mountains. Where is the wrecked airplane in the photo?

Now look at the front cover of the book. The hand drawn yellow circle shows the crash site, but in
the real world there are no such indicators. Published 2015, 224 Pages, softcover, 6" x 9"

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  • Code 9781927823262
  • EAN 9781927823262
  • SKU 9781927823262
  • Weight 500
  • Size X 16
  • Size Y 24
  • Size Z 1
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