CRASHES AND PRANGS

Here's a highly individual collection of photographs of aircraft that have come up against trouble in the form of trees, buildings or just the plain old ground. Gathered from far and wide, this fine collection of sorry aeroplanes extends from the results of taxiing an Avro 504K seaplane up a beach at too great a speed to the perils of telephone wires, heavy landings on fragile undercarriages, emergency landings in unlikely places and so on. Two weeks before Christmas 1946 a Dakota took off from Northolt Airport with ice on its wings. What happened next was to go down in the annals of commercial mishaps. Here is a fine set of pictures of G-AGZA sitting on the snow-covered roof of a house in Ruislip. The story in brought up to date with some amazing photographs of the Airbus that landed in the Hudson River As usual every one of the 137 pictures carries an extensive caption. Published by Stenlake Publishing Ltd, Catrine, 2010. 137 illustrations. 80 pp, decorative paper covers, ISBN 978 184 0334906. £13.95 direct from the Author or contact the publisher at www.stenlake.co.uk.