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The Resource The plane truth : airline crashes, the media, and transportation policy, Roger W. Cobb and David M. Primo

The plane truth : airline crashes, the media, and transportation policy, Roger W. Cobb and David M. Primo

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The plane truth : airline crashes, the media, and transportation policy
Title
The plane truth
Title remainder
airline crashes, the media, and transportation policy
Statement of responsibility
Roger W. Cobb and David M. Primo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
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Cobb, Roger W
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Primo, David M
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aircraft accidents
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Aircraft accidents
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Transportation
  • Electronic books
  • Transportation accidents
Summary expansion
Flying is an extremely safe way to travel. Fewer than 14,000 individuals perished in U.S. airline disasters during the twentieth century. In contrast, nearly three times as many people lose their lives in automobile accidents every year. Yet plane crashes have a tremendous impact on public perceptions of air safety in the United States. When a crash occurs domestically, media coverage is immediate and continuous. Government teams rush to investigate, elected officials offer condolences and promise to find the cause, and airlines and plane manufacturers seek to avoid responsibility. Regulations are frequently proposed in response to a particular incident, but meaningful change often does not occur. In The Plane Truth, Roger Cobb and David Primo examine the impact of high-visibility plane crashes on airline transportation policy. Regulation is disjointed and reactive, in part due to extensive media coverage of airline disasters. The authors describe the typical responses of various players -- elected officials, investigative agencies, airlines, and the media. While all agree that safety is the primary concern in air travel, failure to agree on a definition of safety leads to policy conflicts. Looking at all airline crashes in the 1990s, the authors examine how particular features of an accident correspond to the level of media attention it receives, as well as how airline disasters affect subsequent actions by the National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration, and others. Three accidents are considered in detail: USAir flight 427 (September 1994), ValuJet flight 592 (May 1996), and TWA flight 800 (July 1996). The authors also discuss how the September 11 terroristattacks turned attention away from safety and toward security. Cobb and Primo make several policy recommendations based on their findings. These include calling on lawmakers and regulators to avoid reactive regulation and in
Label
The plane truth : airline crashes, the media, and transportation policy, Roger W. Cobb and David M. Primo
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-193) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Plane crashes and public policy -- After the crash -- Death in the skies in the 1990s -- The crash of USAir flight 427 -- The crash of ValuJet flight 592 -- The crash of TWA flight 800 -- Plane crashes after September 11 -- Safety and symbolism in aviation politics
Control code
ocm53795205
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 207 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815771975
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctvbb23w6
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53795205
Label
The plane truth : airline crashes, the media, and transportation policy, Roger W. Cobb and David M. Primo
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-193) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Plane crashes and public policy -- After the crash -- Death in the skies in the 1990s -- The crash of USAir flight 427 -- The crash of ValuJet flight 592 -- The crash of TWA flight 800 -- Plane crashes after September 11 -- Safety and symbolism in aviation politics
Control code
ocm53795205
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 207 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815771975
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvbb23w6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53795205

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