Over the years I have built up a collection of over 80 books about air crashes which make compulsive reading, in particular the work involved in identifying the root cause of an aviation disaster.
Here is a selection of my recommended aviation reading:
AIR DISASTER (Volumes 1, 2 and 3)
CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – Awareness, Cockpit Efficiency & Safety
FATAL WORDS – Communication Clashes and Aircraft Crashes
AIRLIFE’S REGISTER OF AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS – Facts, Statistics and Analysis of Civil Accidents Since 1951
UNHEEDED WARNING – The Inside Story of American Eagle Flight 4184
Stephen A. Frederick
AIRCRAFT SAFETY – Accident Investigations, Analyses and Applications
Shari Stamford Krause, Ph.D.
WORLD DIRECTORY OF AIRLINER CRASHES – A Comprehensive Record of More Than 10,000 Passenger Aircraft Accidents