How Well Do You Know The Dehavilland Comet Crash?

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How Well Do You Know The Dehavilland Comet Crash? - Quiz

In 1952, the DeHavilland Comet was built as the first production commercial jet airliner which eventually became the first catastrophic failure in a large-scale commercial airliner. Hence, The DeHavilland Comet Crash and has taught engineers innumerable lessons on fatigue failure.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is the first commercial jetliner produced by DeHavilland?
    • A. 

      Comet

    • B. 

      Comet A

    • C. 

      Comet I

    • D. 

      Comet XI

  • 2. 
    The commercial jetliner was manufactured in...
    • A. 

      Hampshire

    • B. 

      Hertfordshire

    • C. 

      Pittsburgh

    • D. 

      Paris

  • 3. 
    What was the unit cost for Comet 1?
    • A. 

      £275,000

    • B. 

      £1000,000

    • C. 

      £100,000

    • D. 

      500,000

  • 4. 
    When was the first flight for Comet 1 prototype?
    • A. 

      1945

    • B. 

      1978

    • C. 

      2000

    • D. 

      1949

  • 5. 
    When did the first fatal accident of Dehavilland Comet occur?
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1953

    • C. 

      1963

    • D. 

      1970

  • 6. 
    The first fatal accident occured during a takeoff at...
    • A. 

      Karachi

    • B. 

      Montsenyrange

    • C. 

      Bombay

    • D. 

      Tripoli

  • 7. 
    The Comet was involved in ____ hull-loss accidents.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      11

    • C. 

      26

    • D. 

      29

  • 8. 
    The Dan-Air Due Havilland Comet crash in Spain's Montsenyrange was attributed to navigational errors by...
    • A. 

      Weather

    • B. 

      Air Traffic

    • C. 

      Pilots

    • D. 

      Air Traffic and Control Pilots

  • 9. 
    The terrorist bombing of Cyprus Airways Flight 284 off the Turkish coast occurred in...
    • A. 

      1987

    • B. 

      1967

    • C. 

      1960

    • D. 

      1980

  • 10. 
    What happened to the proposed Comet 5 prototype?
    • A. 

      It crashed

    • B. 

      It was bombed

    • C. 

      It was never built

    • D. 

      It was stolen

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