By Michael Crichton
From the writer of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this remarkable mystery approximately airline protection, enterprise intrigue, and a dangerous cover-up.
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At a second while the difficulty of protection and loss of life within the skies is paramount within the public brain, a deadly midair catastrophe aboard a advertisement twin-jet airliner flying from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a confused and frantic research during which the best casualty could be the truth.
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They had just reached the fuselage scaffolding when she heard another twang! and the crate smashed down onto the concrete floor. Slivers of plywood exploded in all directions, whistling through the air. They were followed by a thunderous whomp! as the crate toppled over on its side. The sound reverberated through the building. "Jesus Christ," Richman said, turning to look back at her. " Men were running forward, hazy forms in the cloud of lingering dust There were shouts, and calls for help. The medic alarm sounded, ringing through the building.
Once again we see the aircraft nose-up, but this time Mr. Ingram must control it himself ... So he brings the stick back ... very slightly, very delicately ... Good... " He turned to Casey. " He shrugged. "It is very puzzling. Whatever happened to that Transpacific flight, it cannot be the slats. And not thrusters either. In either case, the autopilot will compensate and maintain control. " Back in the sunlight, Felix walked over to his Jeep, with a surfboard on top. "I have a new Henley board," he said.
But I doubt that—" "The wing, Casey," he said. "That's core technology. Nobody ever gives away the wing. Not Boeing, nobody. You give the Chinese the wing, you give away the store. They don't need us any more. They can build the next generation of planes on their own. " Brull spread his hands. " "Don. I'll check for you. But right now I'm pretty busy with this 545 incident, and—" "You're not listening, Casey. " "I understand that, but—" "A big problem" He paused, looked at her. ' She did. The UAW workers on the floor had absolute control over production.