How the Hindenburg killed an entire industry
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How the Hindenburg killed an entire industry

This is the airship Hindenburg, burning up while trying to land in New Jersey in 1937. 97 people were trapped inside. It was a big deal at the time. The Hindenburg was the greatest passenger airship ever built. Imagine something the size of an ocean liner, but in the air. And it could make the […]

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Airplane black boxes, explained
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Airplane black boxes, explained

“Tower, look at to the south, there’s an aircraft crashing” On Veterans’ Day in 2001, an airplane carrying 260 people dropped out of the sky shortly after taking off from JFK. “An aircraft just crashed to the south of the field” The top fin of the plane broke off and fell into Jamaica Bay, and […]

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The real reason Boeing’s new plane crashed twice
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The real reason Boeing’s new plane crashed twice

This is an airplane engine. It’s sitting in a field in Bishoftu, Ethiopia— part of the wreckage of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which crashed on March 10, 2019. 157 people died. This was just a few months after another flight, Lion Air 610, crashed in Indonesia and killed 189 people. These two flights were operating […]

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