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Hardcover Hijacked: The True Story of the Heroes of Flight 705 Book

ISBN: 0688152678

ISBN13: 9780688152673

Hijacked: The True Story of the Heroes of Flight 705

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Recounts the story of the mid-air heroics of three courageous pilots who stopped a deranged man's attempt to hijack their Federal Express plane, which was en route from Memphis to San Diego, and crash... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings

A Really Good Book

This book really reads fast, the only thing that slowed me down was that I kept telling my wife bits from the pages. When the attack took place the author does a great job of making you see the full event? I do not even remember hearing much about this in the past but here are all the facts. It really makes the hardened cockpit doors look like a long overdue idea. Sometimes with airline books you get a lot of pilot speak that is hard to understand but not here - the author does a great job of explaining everything, almost like if he were with you in the living room while you read. You also really get to feel for the victims of this madman. You do not have to be interested in airlines to get a lot out of this book; it is just an overall great read.

WOW! HEROS! Ordinary men in an extraordinary situation

I first read about this story in Reader's Digest and was so engrossed in it that I went to my local Bookstore and ordered it shipped "RUSH". I was raised at an airport and have been an avid follower of aviation. I found this book to have a GREAT balance of technical and lay details of aviation. Furthermore, I had a long talk with a FedEx 727 Captain who was "Non-Reving" on our airline about this incident, he knows this crew personally and was there at the Memphis airport when this happened. He also thought that the book was well written and quite accurate and realistic. I LOVE true stories of courage and strength. I was not disappointed in the purchase of this book. GOOD LUCK to David, Jim, and Andy and their families. Our prayers are with you all. Dave ... Thanx for a GREAT Book. God Bless ... mike

Astounding!

I bought this book in an airport bookshop about five minutes before departure and in 4 days had it completed. This is perhaps the BEST book ever published. If you follow my reviews, you know I like true accounts, and real events. Well let me tell you, YOU ARE THERE. Hijacked takes you along on the April day in 1994 when a disgruntled employ tried (niotice I said tried) to hijack a fully loaded DC-10 cargo plane. You are shown the the events leading up to the day, the things that actually went on; from takeoff to landing; and the aftermath. This is my Five star list simply because you couldnt rate any higher. I cannot use words to stress the bravery of the crew and the efforts of all involved in this tragedy. Read this and you will see a story of true American heroism at work. An amazing book

Unbelievable!

I knew about this story before I read the book. My husband flies for FedEx, but was not involved in the incident. If this had been written as fiction, readers would have thought it "over the top," as it is so hard to believe what these pilots survived. I read this book in 2 days and even though I knew most of the details, I could not put it down. I felt like I'd witnessed the event. As an airline pilot's wife, I found the telling of the pilots' personal stories to be relevant and most compelling.

A goood home town story of struggle for life.

Since I live in Memphis I was around when this happened and could not believe what had taken place. Also the book gives a background on the pilots and tells a lot of what was not found out by the average person just by watching the news and finding out through the grapevine. I enjoyed this bokk because it keept you glued to the book and wanting to know what happens next. I hope more of you will take the oppertuity to try this book and enjoy it for its true and good story.
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