July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 mysteriously fell from the sky, claiming the lives of all 230 people aboard. Associated Press reporter Pat Milton offers a rare inside look at the investigation of the unexplained explosion and the experts who struggled to find the truth behind one of America’s most disturbing aviation disasters.
Early in the evening, fishermen off the coast of Long Island, New York watched in astonishment as a commercial plane burst into flames, then plummeted into the ocean. While the country reacted with shock and sorrow, the FBI set in motion an exhaustive search for answers that would last two years.
In the Blink of an Eye takes you through the sequence of events surrounding the tragedy and reveals those most affected by it: rescue workers, investigators, and the victims and their families. Pat Milton, who covered the chilling disaster from day one, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her work. Richard Poe’s thoughtful performance brings you as close to the real cause of the crash as possible.
What made the experience of listening to In the Blink of an Eye the most enjoyable?
Told not only the story of the plane, but of the people involved and how it affected them.
Amazing how they can reconstruct a plane from minute pieces.
What does Richard Poe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Gives the story an emotional side that just reading words couldn't.
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If you would love a book you can close your eyes and be there this is the book.cary stewartm
It is a good book, an interesting story although it goes way off track at times. I was a bit perplexed by the long descriptions about Vietnam ant the arrest of Yusef, I felt the author could have left those parts out.
Well written and narrated account of TWA 800 Crash and FBI investigation.Pat Milton brings each scene to life, from the airport ,the recovery site, the morgue to the hanger holding the recovered aircraft. One feels areal connection to everyone involved, the divers the witnesses, the investigators and most of all the families. Having worked for TWA in the 60s I want to say most TWA people care a lot about their passengers. A plane never goes down that I don't recall one of the worst incidents of my life. I worked in reservations in Pittsburgh.Besides Pittsburgh we also handled calls from Cleveland ,Columbus and Dayton Ohio. On this day one of our 727s from Columbus to Dayton crashed while I was on the phones.All lines lit up.A supervisor came to each of us and told us how to handle the calls.I remember nothing more of that day.It's a total blank.
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