Despite the constant publicity surrounding aircraft safety, accidents involving commercial jets remain extremely rare, when compared to other forms of transportation. Much attention is given to the tragic demise of an airliner, but seldom do we hear about the near misses-dangerous in-flight dilemmas that are safely resolved. Emergency! recalls dozens of actual airline incidents and near disasters that were brought to happy conclusions by the flying skill and decision-making savvy of the pilots, flight engineers, and flight crews involved. More than just a collection of suspense-packed stories-although it is certainly that-this book takes readers inside the cockpit to observe the dramatic operations of crew members as they successfully prevent emergency situations from becoming fatal accidents. An accomplished engineer, 747 pilot, and aviation writer, Stanley Stewart has operated heavy jets for British Airways for almost 20 years.