Aviation Incidents by Hupfen

Champion(s):

Egantx7


Runner(s)-Up:

FLHoya


Quiz Description

I'm about to head off on a flight, so naturally, I've been researching plane crashes and other aviation incidents.

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Questions:

Oh, the humanity! The Hindenburg disaster resulted in how many total fatalities?

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36

The 1977 Tenerife airport disaster was the deadliest commercial airplane accident in history. Name both airlines involved; one now defunct, the other still a flag carrier.

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Pan Am Airlines, KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines)

The jet engine seen here has been struck by what sometimes-fatal danger? Engines, along with windshields, are often tested for this particular type of incident.

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Bird strike

One of the most famous incidents in the Bermuda Triangle was the 1945 disappearance of Flight 19, a Navy training flight squadron. The planes later reappeared in the desert in what film?

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The 1958 Munich Air Disaster killed or injured several members of Manchester United F.C. Ten of them were part of the team's upstart group of recruits, the alliteratively-named "Babes" of what manager?

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Matt Busby

In 1808, Monsieur Le Pique and his friend died after their hot air balloon deflated due to unusual circumstances. What activity was Le Pique engaged in at the time of deflation?

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Dueling

The trope of a "talk down" aircraft landing has occurred in real life, as recently as 2013, though generally in small aircraft. When it comes to jet airlines, the idea may have its origins in a 1957 disaster film, though that film's loose 1980 remake is more frequently referenced. Name both films.

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Zero Hour!, Airplane!

Dag Hammarskjöld was the only sitting UN Secretary General to die in an aircraft accident. He's also part of a slightly larger group of four men to hold what unusual distinction? The timing of each of the men's deaths factors into their membership to that group.

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Posthumous Nobel Prize winners

Name the three musicians that perished on February 3, 1959—The Day the Music Died.

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Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson

The first fatal crash of a UPS plane occurred after smoke appeared in the cargo hold. The source was determined to be a large stash of what common electronic component, now banned in bulk on commercial flights?

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Lithium batteries

Thomas Selfridge was the first man to die in a powered aircraft. He was a passenger on a flight piloted by what man? First and last name, please.

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Orville Wright

On September 22, 2004, a Lockheed L-1011 was seen wrecked on an island in the South Pacific. Despite the carnage, there were several survivors. That lost plane was flown by what airline?

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Oceanic Airlines