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Into the Abyss

An Extraordinary True Story

By Carol Shaben

Only four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop... and the criminal he was shackled to.

On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and the criminal he was escorting to face charges. Despite the poor weather, Erik Vogel, the 24-year-old pilot, was under intense pressure to fly. Larry Shaben, the author's father and Canada's first Muslim Cabinet Minister, was commuting home after a busy week at the Alberta Legislature. Constable Scott Deschamps was escorting Paul Archambault, a drifter wanted on an outstanding warrant. Against regulations, Archambault's handcuffs were removed-a decision that would profoundly impact the men's survival.

As the men fight through the night to stay alive, the dividing lines of power, wealth, and status are erased, and each man is forced to confront the precious and limited nature of his existence.

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781455501953


Format: Book
Author: Shaben, Carol
Title: Into the abyss : an extraordinary true story / Carol Shaben.
Publisher Date: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2013, c2012.
Subject: Airplane crash survival Commuter aircraft -- Accidents -- Alberta, Northern. Aircraft accidents -- Alberta, Northern.
Isbn: 9781455501953 1455501956
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Call Number: 363.124 Sha
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Format: Book
Author: Shaben, Carol
Title: Into the abyss : an extraordinary true story / Carol Shaben.
Edition: 1st Grand Central Pub. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2013, c2012.
Description: 311 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Airplane crash survival
Subjects: Commuter aircraft -- Accidents -- Alberta, Northern.
Subjects: Aircraft accidents -- Alberta, Northern.
Notes: Originally published: Toronto : Random House Canada, c2012.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 306-307).
ISBN: 9781455501953
ISBN: 1455501956
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 363.124 Sha