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Sterling Place

Ray Garcia

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ISBN 10: 1450021972 / ISBN 13: 9781450021975
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190 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.5in.On the morning of December 16, 1960, a TWA Lockheed Constellation plane anda United Airlines, a DC-8, collided in a blinding snowstorm over New York. At the time of the accident it was considered the worst aviation disaster in the historyof commercial fl ying. When it was over, one hundred and twenty eight peoplefrom both planes, plus six on the ground had lost their lives. After the collision theConnie broke into three parts, hurling forty-four people to their death. The planeor what was left of it, crashed in the fi elds of the Miller Army Base, in Staten Island, New York. The other plane, United Flight 826, with eighty-four people crashed eight milesfrom impact coming down on an intersection called Seventh Avenue, and SterlingPlace, a quiet community in the Park Slope Section of Brooklyn. On May 9th 1962, the Civil Aeronautic Board determined that the probable causeof this accident was that United Flight 826 proceeded beyond its clearance limitand the confi nes of the airspace to the fl ight given by Air Traffi c Control, passingits holding pattern and therefore, ramming into TWA Flight 266. I wasnt totallyconvinced. In 1998, I decided to investigate, the probable cause of the collision, and why ithappened, but most important, if it could have been prevented. My investigation revealed that while Captain Robert H. Sawyer went beyond hisallocated airspace, he did not stand alone in the blame. The results where very disturbing, the collision could have been prevented. The book reveals who was at fault, why there was a cover up, and by whom. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781450021975

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Title: Sterling Place

Publisher: Xlibris, Corp.

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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"On the morning of December 16, 1960, a TWA Lockheed Constellation plane and
a United Airlines, a DC-8, collided in a blinding snowstorm over New York.
At the time of the accident it was considered the worst aviation disaster in the history
of commercial fl ying. When it was over, one hundred and twenty eight people
from both planes, plus six on the ground had lost their lives. After the collision the
Connie broke into three parts, hurling forty-four people to their death. The plane
or what was left of it, crashed in the fi elds of the Miller Army Base, in Staten Island,
New York.

The other plane, United Flight 826, with eighty-four people crashed eight miles
from impact coming down on an intersection called Seventh Avenue, and Sterling
Place, a quiet community in the Park Slope Section of Brooklyn.

On May 9th 1962, the Civil Aeronautic Board determined that the probable cause
of this accident was that United Flight 826 proceeded beyond its clearance limit
and the confi nes of the airspace to the fl ight given by Air Traffi c Control, passing
its holding pattern and therefore, ramming into TWA Flight 266. I wasn?t totally
convinced.

In 1998, I decided to investigate, the probable cause of the collision, and why it
happened, but most important, if it could have been prevented.

My investigation revealed that while Captain Robert H. Sawyer went beyond his
allocated airspace, he did not stand alone in the blame.

The results where very disturbing, the collision could have been prevented.

The book reveals who was at fault, why there was a cover up, and by whom."

About the Author:

Raymond Garcia was born in Puerto Rico and he migrated to the United States with his parents in 1957. They quickly settled on 109th Street in the Borough of Manhattan, New York, known as "El Barrio".

Later that year, the family moved to Jacob Riis Projects, a housing complex located on the lower-east side of New York, in Manhattan, where Raymond attended Public School 64, and Robert E. Simon Junior High School. His fascination with airplanes led him to Aviation High School in Queens New York.

In 1962 Raymond took his fi rst plane ride in a Cessna 150 Trainer out of Morristown New Jersey, and immediately became hooked. His love for Aviation is special, and has remained the same since 1962. He has logged a number of hours of fl ight time since then, in single and multi-engine aircrafts. Today, Raymond is retired from flying, but still gets excited seeing a plane taking off, or landing.

After living most of his life in the Big Apple, Raymond moved to Connecticut in 1994, where he resides today with his wife, Sandra.

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