Air France flight 4590

1. We call it just Concord, what was the company name?
2. Which cruise ship were the passengers eventually headed for?
3. What nationality were the vast majority of passengers?
4. How many crew and passengers were onboard [to the nearest five]?
5. What caused the crash?
6. Who noticed the flames first?
7. There’d been many other incidents with Concorde – main reason?

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5 comments for “Air France flight 4590

  1. Chuckles
    September 24, 2018 at 18:32

    1. “Not Just Concord LLC”.
    2. Hindenberg? Costa Concordia?
    3. EU (Nations are a social construct)
    4. 5 (you limited it to the nearest 5)
    5. Leaves on the track
    6. The captain
    7. Hindsight

  2. Bill
    September 24, 2018 at 18:49

    1. Le Concorde
    2. The Titanic
    3. Albanian
    4. 55
    5. Sex in the cockpit
    6. The fireman or Tommy Robinon
    7. Greenpeace

  3. September 24, 2018 at 19:35

    Now some sensible answers:

    1. We call it just Concord, what was the company name?

    Aérospatiale-BAC

    2. Which cruise ship were the passengers eventually headed for?

    The cruise ship MS Deutschland in New York City for a 16-day cruise to Manta, Ecuador.

    3. What nationality were the vast majority of passengers?

    German

    4. How many crew and passengers were onboard [to the nearest five]?

    100 passengers and nine crew [or 10 to nearest]

    5. What caused the crash?

    Debris cut the tyre, bits hit the infrastructure, that damaged the engine.

    6. Who noticed the flames first?

    Air traffic controller Gilles Logelin

    7. There’d been many other incidents with Concorde – what had been the main reason?

    Burst tyres

  4. Penseivat
    September 25, 2018 at 08:38

    5. I understand that, it being the French ran plane, it was less aerodynamic due to the hair under the wings.

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