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This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail?

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The Concorde gave us supersonic transport. But why did this supersonic plane fail? The answer is complicated. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/philedwardsinc1/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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Carmen Seeger (7 hours ago)
It failed? I must have missed something. It has been in commercial service for 27 years! It became old! How long have other aircraft models been in service? That's anything but a fail. Commercial supersonic flight might have been a fail due to various reasons but the PLANE itself was rather a huge success.
The Droop Snoop *Markiplier has entered the chat*
Shahroze Khan (2 days ago)
Goddamn the DC-10
Cyan Rainbow (2 days ago)
1:01  Wait..... didn't it crash because some scrap metal hit the tire and made a fire of the left engine?
Maraykan (2 days ago)
Is that why Seatle SuperSonics went out of business to? Now OKC thunder 😂 😂— what a name.
Trinity Okoe-brown (2 days ago)
The reason why the concorde stopped because it crashed too much
A Alsaedi (3 days ago)
So its all about money 💵💵
Handsaw [ESK] (4 days ago)
Concorde was a technological wonder which was taken out of action everywhere because of one crash and the noise. Using that logic, why isn't the regular passenger plane banned as that has crashed thousands of times before and it is also very loud? Gotta love that logic.
jenis betzke (5 days ago)
it failed because the powers that be and make our lives miserable by the vote want less mobility for us. plus this jet was not compatible with the fuel saving new turbines that are now common on commercial passenger planes. Have you ever spend a minute watching jets being filled with fuel at any airport? How the amount of fuel cannot be nowhere near the amount given as needed for the distance officially? And how the wings are supposed to carry amounts of fuel that are nowhere near realistic? Modern turbines are self accelerating and after being powered up fuel driven they hardly use any fuel to maintain their maximum exhaust. But to keep us from demanding that technique and to maintain and increase the "exclusiveness " of jet travel this info is kept from the public. Calculate it yourself before you judge, please. You'll see....
Sahar Paul (6 days ago)
I always wondered what happened with the Concord. Thanks for answering all my questions in this video!
It didn't fail . You fanatical, closed minded, bigoted enviro-MENTAL-ists stopped it !!!!!!!!!!!!
Boulangiste (7 days ago)
As a French i remember that plane and the day of the crash on the news... I think we should create project Concorde 2 in coalition with Brits. When we do not wage war on each other we create the best, weather the Concorde or the tunnel under the channel, just marvel of engineering !
Sam'sBuses (8 days ago)
And it took me 3.5 hours from Newcastle upon Tyne to Malta...
Kyle Curtis (8 days ago)
Kyle Curtis (8 days ago)
If they could find a way to make the journey from east to west faster, then sign me up
Mr Scrooge McDuck (9 days ago)
Oma Rumunna (9 days ago)
I always wanted to fly a Concorde... and I still will!
Valentina Corredor (9 days ago)
Earth does not spin
Concorde is gone
I wish it could come back
Tony Ling (12 days ago)
I grew up under the flight path out of Heathrow, they were noisy as hell, all for some toffs to get their dicks sucked
samotbrandon (13 days ago)
2:00 Coincidentally, that basketball team doesn't exist anymore either.
Adam Zaidi (14 days ago)
Just in the comment section looking for triggered flat-earthers.
darkstatehk (15 days ago)
Thank you very much indeed for this historical journey and lesson for those who were not even born during Concorde's active time on this Earth. A truly remarkable time to be part of. And what a lesson we are taught in the process. For, MONEY and PROFIT becomes the route cause of why innovation is truly stifled. Yes, I know you'll tell me there will be innovations along the way, but there's no longevity. Why is it we can't buy a decent audio amplifier that lasts a decade? Why is it our smartphone software support expires after 5 years and its battery can't be replaced so easily? And then you read about some investment banker buying his 15TH 20 MILLION DOLLAR PROPERTY that he has no intention of living in for anymore than 30 days of the year? Well, I wish I could see Concord flying above the skies for all to enjoy and for all to be able to afford, but when all is said and done, we can only smile and say "what a great aircraft, a great innovation and the coming together of engineers".
Shaw Smith (15 days ago)
you can't see the earth curve.. this has been proven over and over.
Nathan Freundl (15 days ago)
this makes me sad.
Kendall Holtzman (16 days ago)
The snoop drooped
TELEVISIBLE (16 days ago)
turns out not so many people need to travel 3 hours less with that price
BitchSlaper! (16 days ago)
It failed because it wasn't american, it was from other nations and usa hates it! Just think about how many jumbos crashed! But no one banned them.
Bertrice (16 days ago)
vox failed. Trump won
Curly hair Momo (17 days ago)
*I've found it.* The curator came on screen and I screamed "DROOP SNOOT."
santy crespo (17 days ago)
Would the snoop still droop if the droop snoop couldn't droop?
William Slater (20 days ago)
That's amazing!!!
Panos (21 days ago)
I don't know much about the cost of a supersonic flight but for sure it was very beautiful with a fantastic music score for an airplane :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_znNju6ndk Bring this beauty back!
Mystery Shopper (21 days ago)
British and French engineering (mostly British)
paulanderson79 (17 days ago)
The innovation was was almost certainly French.
Chris Kouyoumjan (23 days ago)
Elon Musk has a better idea that can taken you from Los Angeles to Australia in 40 minutes. I like that better. Its basically a rocket ship that's travels in the upper part of the stratosphere and rockets itself to the destination. It will only work for coastal cities because it will have to be far enough because of the noise.
Ian McGreevy (24 days ago)
Off-the-shelf Commercial computers were available to design engineers from The late 1950s.
Toronto Transit Fan (24 days ago)
4:30 the earths curve, ehhmmm ehhmm flat earthers ehheemmm.
Ian McGreevy (25 days ago)
I hate it when Sting gets cramped
Ian McGreevy (25 days ago)
No mention that Concorde had a habit of losing occasionally losing rudder panels in-flight.
Farhan Ramjan (28 days ago)
oh yeah yeah
hellyeah (28 days ago)
747 s crashed so many times but nobody banned them, why did they ban concorde just because of 1 crash? 50 years ago in 1970s you can fly supersonic fron london to NY in 3,5 hours, in 2019 its 8 hrs 15 minutes, this is stupid...
TR Aviation (1 hour ago)
+hellyeah it has nothing to do with safety. Concorde was a perfectly safe airplane. Fighter jets are not comparable, and even if they were the military still avoids breaking Mach 1 near residential areas. Or to put it in a better way, the military always practice away from the big population centers. Concorde was simply not profitable...
hellyeah (14 days ago)
+TheGamingGeek yeah I did, and I also know more about the real reason behind halting supersonic flights. They all talk about economic feasibility and noise concerns in the video. If Air France could maintain Concorde flights more than 20 years and if there are very quite supersonic fighter jets today then both of these reasons are invalid. Maybe countries don't want thousands of supersonic commercial planes flying above for security and air traffic control reasons.
TheGamingGeek (14 days ago)
hellyeah Did you even watch the video?
Gigan 1540 (1 month ago)
Who else came from markiplier
Timothy Unsinger (28 days ago)
Rexy 1540 Me.
it didn't fail tho
+AutogolazzoJr it still didn't fail and this plane was never intended for it to be a mass transit playing where every country has a Concorde all over the world. It was exclusive any old Joe blow couldn't just ride on the Concorde like it was some 747 or a DC 10.
AutogolazzoJr (24 days ago)
Yea it did. It was supposed to be one of many supersonic airliners. Only 14 entered service and it got no orders.
Excelente vídeo
Dylan W. (1 month ago)
“The droop snoot.” “The droop snoot?” “The snoot would droop.” “The snoot drooped.”
IIIFadedinkIII (1 month ago)
I would gladly pay x2 times the price of a normal transatlantic flight to quaff cocktails and fine dining in the stratosphere. Shame it wasn’t feasible
paulanderson79 (17 days ago)
Concorde was more like 10x the price of conventional flights. At that price I'd expect to spend a lot more time in the air :-)
NOTGLOBAL (1 month ago)
Droop Snoot
ana garcia (1 month ago)
the snoot: dropped
毛英九 (1 month ago)
Bring Concorde back!
Pandabamboo 4 (1 month ago)
"Because of angled landing the Concord featured a droop snoot." "A droop snoot?" "Yeah, the snoot would droop." "The snoot drooped." You see, this is truly the real reason as to why this needs to be brought back.
SouthernQiQi (1 month ago)
The concorde featured a droop shoot Snoot droop? Ya the snoot would droop The snoot drooped
The Concorde crashed on the day I was born
Ian McGreevy (1 month ago)
Convair had already solved the CoG by fuel switching and skin heat problems with the B-58 years earlier
Ian McGreevy (1 month ago)
Braniff International
snalrus (1 month ago)
snalrus (1 month ago)
Arnold Robert Lee (1 month ago)
The main reason for its demise was the running costs, but another reason was the USA were adverse to the noise of the aircraft or so we were led to believe,
Sir Lazurus (1 month ago)
the snoot would droop
Dennis Hofmann (1 month ago)
It's kinda funny how they stopped the concorde for polution (ik its only one of the facts) but now look at cruise ships. Jeez so ineffecient and poluting.
Dennis Hofmann (24 days ago)
+AutogolazzoJr i saw a comment like that coming. I wrote in my comment that i know that it is not the only point.
AutogolazzoJr (24 days ago)
They didn't stop it for pollution. They stopped it because airbus didn't want to support 14 planes of a certain type. And yes, cruise ships are INCREDIBLY bad for the environment. The fuel is cheap and dirty. It would be much better if they switched over to diesel.
Moumene Ben H (1 month ago)
they should stop airbus too
Sam Enrique (1 month ago)
When the concord lands it looks like a huge bird of prey swooping down on its victim
Russki (1 month ago)
This video just showed us how we are moving towards the beginning instead to the future. And that's because the world is busy spending billions of dollars to fight wars that aren't even beneficial for mankind in general !
JesterMeep (1 month ago)
Snoot drooop
HEAVYWALL 70 (1 month ago)
We are going backward Quickly
the sniperman (1 month ago)
Concorde is a airplane french
Decko Africa Ltd (1 month ago)
Alx L. (1 month ago)
It was nerfed, that's all, they'll probably put it back on the next patch.
Ally Sheehan (1 month ago)
"Hey Mom, did you know the Concorde gets you here in half the time?"
Tea Bag (1 month ago)
t h e d r o o p s n o o t
MpCaptainRuby (1 month ago)
It is Autobot Silverbolt
whatsgoingon07 (1 month ago)
Concorde versus commercial jet was like Beta tapes were to VHS. It wasn’t economically feasible
AutogolazzoJr (24 days ago)
Also beta tape times are quite short, just like concorde flight times.
Lucius Beh (1 month ago)
the amount of fuel wasted.... and the environment....
mack cummy (1 month ago)
Canada made one of the fastest jets, the Avro Arrow.
TJ Israelsen (1 month ago)
Depressing to think that we had this 60 years ago & we have to fly twice as slow today...
Parker Goodwin (1 month ago)
The snoot drooped and got booped
KeonXD (1 month ago)
If Boeing made this plane, the US won't be complaining
Gone Fishin (1 month ago)
It did nt fail.
AutogolazzoJr (24 days ago)
Yea it did. It was supposed to be one of many supersonic airliners. Only 14 entered service and it got no orders.
justmadeit2 (1 month ago)
It didnt crash because of a fault with the plane did it ? It crashed because of some loose debrit that it went over on the runway that caused problems that made it crash didnt it ?
AutogolazzoJr (24 days ago)
Yea it did. It was supposed to be one of many supersonic airliners. Only 14 entered service and it got no orders.
Deep Heat (1 month ago)
Hmmm...You are right in a way but that safety aspect should have been built into the play as the subsequent retro engineering proved. It wasn't impossible for a tyre to blow out on the plane & all it took, as indeed what happened, is for a chunk of that debris to smash into the tanks in the wing.
Cereal Pirate (1 month ago)
that was before cell phones had laser sharp cameras and way before facebook and youtube took off. something kinda fishy about this amount of tech just being shelved. if the plane flew high enough up with the right camera people could see the earth for what it is. maybe that dont want us seeing.
AutogolazzoJr (24 days ago)
You could in fact see the earth's curvature from the concorde. C'mon, use that brain of yours...
Flo (1 month ago)
Hey Vox, don't be like Fox, make some fact checking. The sole and only crash of Concorde wasn't due to a "problem specific to Concorde's tires" but because it hit a titanium alloy strip on the runway lost by the preceding airplane, 5 minutes before, a DC10 operated by Continental Airlines. Both Continental Airlines and John Taylor, one of its mechanics, were found criminally responsible for their part in the disaster in December 2010.
srothbardt (1 month ago)
Too loud, is what I heard.  It was a beautiful plane. I saw it land in Miami on its last flight.
BearsEarsRanch (1 month ago)
It failed because it caught fire and crashed. Nobody wanted to take the blame.
AutogolazzoJr (24 days ago)
It flew for two years after the crash...
UnknownUser (1 month ago)
2:15 is that a sad face sad 😞?
Rob Hansen (1 month ago)
I can recall as a child seeing the Concorde. We were on the beach on Long Island. My mother pointed up and said "look the Concorde.". I looked up, saw something (I think), then I looked up again, and it was gone. I was pretty young so I'm not really sure what I saw. But, I do recall that memory.
Steve Martis (1 month ago)
6:22 speaks of environmental damage while smoking 🤣
Zibin Z Random Ones (1 month ago)
Press b
Gabriel Hunt (1 month ago)
Accidents and massive fuel costs were just 2 of the reasons for why the Concorde failed.
Matthew Lopez (1 month ago)
*Dr🅾️🅾️p Sn🅾️👌t 😂* Anybody here from Markiplier?
bidzikrillah adp (2 months ago)
plane for president only
Julius Torre (2 months ago)
See, before they don't have computers to make Super sonic Planes. But Still, Flat Earthers don't believe that The Saturn V go to Moon, With a Facking Computer's help! Anything is possible with Science and Engineering.... Poor us, didn't experience Concorde that is faster than sound! So it's Fake! Facking Government that hide the truth with no reason why they will lie about it in public.
Do it 4 the fun (2 months ago)
Boeing has left the chat
dina m. (2 months ago)
Because it's exhaust was nitrogen oxide which is very dangerous to natural. Did anyone think about it or is it ok to just not care a kill the earth?
AutogolazzoJr (15 days ago)
+dina m. Sure. "@AutogolazzoJr if it is faster than a normal plane don't you think it will produce more nitrogen and co2 exhaust?" Idiot.
dina m. (15 days ago)
+AutogolazzoJr i said nitrogen oxide please check my comment again...
AutogolazzoJr (16 days ago)
+dina m. You said nitrogen in your comment, so look who's talking!
dina m. (16 days ago)
+AutogolazzoJr nitrogen is something and nitrogen oxide is another thing and the nitrogen oxide is very harmful
dina m. (16 days ago)
+AutogolazzoJr we take that in school that it is very harmful for the ozone layer either our school is lying or they are saying the truth plus look around. Earth is such a unlucky planet to have humans
Matthew Dang (2 months ago)
It was not 4590 it was 4509
That Guy 1981 (2 months ago)
4.28 - We should def bring this back for those Flat earther guys
Peanut_plays Pamungkas (2 months ago)
4:32 mostly flat earthers dislike at that moment
ALONELY H (2 months ago)
Ozone factor was not one of them because most environmental damage is still caused by americans and Europeans.
Thomas Serrano (2 months ago)
This video doesn't explain at all why there are no supersonic commercial planes nowadays. Here's a better one: https://youtu.be/n1QEj09Pe6k
Grayson Plays (2 months ago)
Nah epic games put it in the fortnite vault because it was too op
*Markiplier concorde droop snoot intensifies*
J eagles (2 months ago)
The origin of the droop snoot meme...

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