On June 1, 2009, a plane was making its way from Brazil to France when it disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean. An investigation revealed the engineering issues that caused the plane to crash. This book examines the scope of the disaster, its causes, and how people can keep a similar disaster from happening again. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.