Mayday! Mayday! Aircraft Crashes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. By Jeff Wadley and Dwight McCarter, this book details the histories of more than 50 airplane crashes that have occurred in the Great Smokies. Included are a huge range of wilderness crashes, from W.W.I biplanes to Air Force jets to a hot air balloon. Dwight McCarter was a backcountry ranger in the Smokies for more than 20 years and Jeff Wadley has a background as a lieutenant colonel in the Tennessee Civil Air Patrol. Includes photos. Published by University of Tennessee Press.