MH370, Mt Erebus, the Miracle on the Hudson, Lockerbie, September 11 – some air accidents, hijackings, mysteries and near misses are so famous we know them just by their flight codes, geographic locations, dates or nicknames. They capture our imaginations because deep-down we all know it could happen to anyone – even if it most likely won’t. From the fantastical to the factual, miraculous stories of survival to devastating tragedies, here are some stories from the not-so-friendly skies.
A luminous, life-affirming novel about a 12-year-old boy who is the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash.
'A great novelist, a master of perpetual storytelling' - V.S.Pritchett
When you need to step up, what will you do?
One of Britain's finest writers confronts the 'defining moment' of the 21st century.
Reissuing with a fantastic new look to tie-in with the 40th anniversary of the Fairchild plane crash, this is the true story of what people will do when they are desperate to survive...
A U.S. fighter pilot captured by the enemy. A father determined to rescue his son. One of the most remarkable and moving true stories of faith and perseverance to come out of World War II.