By Arthur Hailey
Arthur Hailey’s blockbuster no 1 big apple instances bestseller, which used to be made right into a hit movie, takes readers backstage of an airport and into the cockpit of a passenger jet in the course of a time of obstacle
As a raging snowstorm wreaks havoc at Lincoln overseas Airport outdoor Chicago, airport and airline group of workers try and take care of this unstoppable strength of nature that's endangering millions of lives. And within the air, a lone airplane struggles to arrive its vacation spot. Over the process seven pulse-pounding hours, a demanding human drama performs out as a super airport supervisor, an smug pilot, a tricky upkeep guy, and a stunning stewardess try to stay away from disaster.
Featuring a various forged of vivid characters, Airport is either a pragmatic depiction of the airline and a unique of nail-biting suspense.
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