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Air disasters are terrible occurrences and a source of fear and fascination for many people They are often devastating and can kill hundreds of people at a time. Many people have lost their lives over the years in aircraft crashes. Air Disasters first explores what happens after an aircraft has gone down - examining who is usually first to arrive at the scene and why are crash investigators so important? Some famous air disasters are then explored in detail, explaining how, why and when some of the world's biggest and most famous crashes occurred. From the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre, New York, disaster in 2001 and the Concorde crash in France in 2000, to the Hindenburg airship disaster in 1937, the factors that contributed to each of these accidents are examined in detail and make for compelling reading. Part of a series of 6 books, Catastrophe! uses historical reports, eyewitness accounts and expert opinions to explore incredible natural and man-made disasters. Suitable for KS2-3 these are excellent reference books for teachers and students.