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I exchanged one or two msgs with Emilio on facebook and then he asked me to make comments after my reading of 35 Miles from Shore, so here we go: This accident happened in 1970, but the facts that were involved in the triggering of the unavoidable consequences are as present as the moment you read this. This means, it can happen again, with much worse consequences than flight 980, by the way, flight 447 is an example, no survivors to tell us something, and the cause of this accident was totally avoidable. This book maybe is the best I’ve ever read in the non-fiction category, and thanks to the richness of details from cover to cover, now I have a clear vision on how cruel the profession of airline captain can be, when things go wrong in spite of all special talents you may have, and you use them to achieve a good result. If you think you have already heard everything about aircraft accidents, you may be wrong. To me the crew was perfect end to end. To divert or not to divert to San Juan, this is not the question, you can be blamed either way. Waste some extra fuel and the hell will fall on you! No need to tell more. The devil was in the details, in every detail, leaving no chance for the captain, which ditching in that weather conditions, was perfect, but he didn’t think so. I’d like to repeat, this history belongs so much to the present days, that it’ll still be a vivid moment until airplanes have no more wings. Read the book, don’t read fast, absorb the facts, you’ll be shocked!