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

  • に公開 2016/07/19
  • The Concorde gave us supersonic transport. But why did this supersonic plane fail? The answer is complicated.
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  • Vox
    Vox  27 日 前 +51

    15 years after the Concorde was grounded, everyone from aerospace companies to NASA to small startups is working to bring it back. Check out the latest in supersonic flight, from our friends at Verge Science:

    • Zuzo's corner
      Zuzo's corner 10 日 前

      well the design sure makes more sense for NASA. need any advantage to get into space chaper

    • big boss
      big boss 13 日 前

    • Skynight !
      Skynight ! 24 日 前


    • Abdux Cooper
      Abdux Cooper 27 日 前

      Hey, i came to this video to say that, nvm then. But i have a question, with all the problems the Concorde had, how the hell will they fix it?

    • Freetime FM
      Freetime FM 27 日 前

      Well, that was quick

  • Grayson Plays
    Grayson Plays 2 日 前

    Nah epic games put it in the fortnite vault because it was too op

  • indo railfan muhammad Fadhiil 1st channel

    *Markiplier concorde droop snoot intensifies*

  • J eagles
    J eagles 4 日 前

    The origin of the droop snoot meme...

  • Ryan Kisnics
    Ryan Kisnics 4 日 前

    Of Course Americans Cried What else is

  • Kevin Burciaga
    Kevin Burciaga 5 日 前

    I think passengers want planes that are on time rather than ones that cost $12k and go twice as fast.

  • Fernando Solimando
    Fernando Solimando 5 日 前

    5:27 The information concerning the cause of Flight AF4590 is not accurate. As with most air travel disasters it was the sum of many small events that summed up at the worst possible moment at the same time (The French BEA Authority have consistently denied the obvious evidence presented in French Courts to avoid embarrassment to the name of Concorde and France):
    1) Air France made faulty maintenance on the landing gear which left the front wheel jammed like a supermarket trolley as it began take off
    2) the plane was overloaded with fuel because the pilots were not made aware by the airport crew of extra baggage checked in by the passengers
    3) The concorde skidded towards a 747 carrying then-President Jacques Chirac long before it hit the piece of metal from the Continental airlines DC-10 which has been accused as the sole responsible of the crash. There is photographic evidence of the skid marks in the runway
    4) The concorde pilot was forced to take off at a lower speed than V1-V2 to avoid a collision with the 747 carrying the French President, highly suggesting that it was this and not the fire on the engine which caused the plane to stall. Other Concorde pilots have stated losing one engine at the right take off speed would have been survivable.
    Please be careful when oversimplifying. You can be very misleading and this was been observed in other VOX videos (Like the Hong Kong Border where you grossly omitted that it was opium wars that were fought between Britain and China because Britain was making a fortune off drug trafficking into China)

  • Avg Murican
    Avg Murican 7 日 前

    So leftists’ & environnementalistes (also leftists) killed Concorde. Yet they call themselves ‘progressives’, how ironic.

  • Black Magic !
    Black Magic ! 7 日 前

    Came back for SNOOT DROOP

  • Some Asian Kid That Loves Aviation

    Imagine Getting penetrated by the Concorde nose at full speed

  • one channel
    one channel 8 日 前

    They also stopped using the Concorde planes as it produce nitrogen oxide which shown in burning fuel which one of the reasons the erosion of ozone lauer

  • 265justy
    265justy 9 日 前

    These planes crossed the Atlantic every day for almost 30 years at Mach 2.... so how many flight hours were clocked up on each airframe... This aircraft NEVER FAILED.!!! It outlived most normal passenger planes by quiet a lot if anything... doing stuff that no other aircraft could do & still cant even be done today.. Why would anyone in their right mind call it a failed aircraft.!!! It just came to the end of its service life every other aircraft did or will in time to come...

  • Franchisemae Castillo

    droop snoot 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂👌

  • Marcelinho -
    Marcelinho - 11 日 前


  • Samnang Sky
    Samnang Sky 11 日 前

    did the gear go up or not?

  • Random YT
    Random YT 11 日 前 +1

    “It flew so high you could see the earth’s curve” well no wander flat earthers exist! They took this plane away 😂

  • adi hermawan
    adi hermawan 11 日 前

    The snoop dog oh wait it's snoot drop

  • Alexandra Elizabeth
    Alexandra Elizabeth 12 日 前

    my mom took this before she had my sister and said they served caviar and when they landed crowds would wait outside and watch.. I want to take it :(

  • Jessie Belhaven
    Jessie Belhaven 13 日 前

    Vox is a bunch of Millennials who talk about 2003 like its ancient history .

  • Geter Priffin
    Geter Priffin 13 日 前

    For people looking for the original clip: 3:48

  • Drayden Dub
    Drayden Dub 14 日 前

    3:57 thank me later

  • Dan Sutherland
    Dan Sutherland 14 日 前

    I love the jet,,it should have been a bomber 🤔

  • Matt Stetson
    Matt Stetson 16 日 前

    Also birds that fly into the intake- plane would blow up and crash to earth.

  • Soorena
    Soorena 16 日 前

    I want to cry for this Chita that cant run again.

  • Andy Copland
    Andy Copland 17 日 前

    Can any aircraft nerds out there confirm if this was first aircraft to supercruise these distances? I watched a video saying the F22 was but I'm scratching my head a bit.

  • Hey_Its_Me
    Hey_Its_Me 17 日 前

    Concorde take off in 3 .4

  • Kaushik Vs
    Kaushik Vs 18 日 前

    Airbus never learned its lessons after the white elephant "Concorde"....And now they have
    a new elephant on there hands loosing money for them "A380"......Concorde like designs are
    viable oppositions.. now with new materials but not then in 1970's.....and Boing knew this....
    and thats why Boing trumped both Concorde and A380 with one single weapon even to this day that is 747...

  • WonderingAboutThat
    WonderingAboutThat 19 日 前

    good one!

  • radwaz122
    radwaz122 19 日 前

    flat-earthers are shook 4:30

  • • ChristianO5
    • ChristianO5 19 日 前

    The Joke is that the Crash was caused by a Part of a McDonnell-Douglas DC9/10
    on the Rwy which Cut the tires and Part of them got into the engines...

  • General Geometrix
    General Geometrix 20 日 前

    America was jelouse and afraid of Concord, That's why they banned it, Even their fastest war plane could not stay with it across the Atlantic.They had to slow for refuel unlike Concord. also they used the Concord Concept of the Engines on their B1 B2 bombers.

  • Kyle Sekenski
    Kyle Sekenski 22 日 前

    I’m pretty amazed that nobody has figured out how to create a supersonic jetliner that’s actually fuel efficient by now...
    The speed of Concorde is still a commodity that would still sell like crazy today. The only problem now, just as it was then, is the prohibitive cost.

  • levi T
    levi T 23 日 前


  • Jesse Collins
    Jesse Collins 24 日 前


  • ExplosionGaming
    ExplosionGaming 24 日 前

    I got a condom ad LMFAO

  • Paul Smith
    Paul Smith 24 日 前

    Jealous yanks...simples, they couldn't stand the fact that the Brits and the French has whooped their asses and got a supersonic passenger plane before they did so did everything in their power to make it fail.

  • MasterCreatorMarcel
    MasterCreatorMarcel 24 日 前

    The McDonnell Douglas DC-10.

  • Yellow Citron1
    Yellow Citron1 24 日 前 +1

    My parents went one time on the Concorde in 2001!

  • DJDanny
    DJDanny 24 日 前

    Fake crashes. This plain was to easy to work out that no fuel is used. Hiding the free energy turbine by using larger wings on larger plains

  • DM C
    DM C 24 日 前

    Quote "to reduce drag ,Concorde travelled so high ,you could see the earths curve". yeah ok nice try ......

  • pirateandoelmar
    pirateandoelmar 24 日 前

    Comprendo que comercialmente en su momento no fuera rentable, pero ahora mucha gente pagaria el doble por cruzar el charco en 3 horas y media, tampoco entiendo porque no dejaron al menos una unidad operativa conservada para hacer exhibiciones por todo el mundo o como avion privado de alquiler, seguro que tambien asi seria rentable, que poca vision de futuro al estropear todos los concorde para meterlos en museos. Lamentable

  • DoaA
    DoaA 25 日 前

    4:32 get rekt flut earthz

  • Steve Farndon
    Steve Farndon 25 日 前

    So - in a nutshell - why cant we get Concorde back up in the air - we have managed it with Spitfires etc ?

  • gameus boyius
    gameus boyius 25 日 前


  • Omer Akyol
    Omer Akyol 25 日 前


  • Flipper Flop Dop
    Flipper Flop Dop 25 日 前

    3:54 thank me later

  • todd hall
    todd hall 25 日 前

    You know why we need to bring this back cause its stylish and fort drum needs it

  • todd hall
    todd hall 25 日 前

    This air plane I want to rescue and use just for me with the b1b bomber !! I wanna help bring the air plane back with the b1b bomber fort drum need this air plane for deployment and that's an order !!!

  • Mike Rogers
    Mike Rogers 25 日 前

    Actually there were other environmental issues and the designers were quite aware of them. The conical shock wave continued on long after the plane came subsonic. After it ceased being supersonic south of Ireland, the 'nine o'clock thump' could be heard in Brittany and Devon. Worse, the footprint of the thump coincided with catastrophic rainfall and flooding.

  • MissSissiVoss
    MissSissiVoss 26 日 前

    Did I hear it right at 4:40? He has to mention that a dress is washable?!?

  • theaviator06
    theaviator06 26 日 前

    Fake news vox with a fake news title.

  • jim tex
    jim tex 26 日 前

    the snoot went droop

  • surfmonster2323
    surfmonster2323 26 日 前

    You give us nothing to look forward to in this video

  • brianna
    brianna 26 日 前

    3:54-4:00 the snoot drooped

  • Story time with Manin

    Droop snoop 3:55

  • Stephen Crowther
    Stephen Crowther 26 日 前

    Because the time it failed to cross the Atlantic,it killed everyone onboard

  • John Bower
    John Bower 26 日 前

    The sonic boom campaign didn't help; in fact it very much came close to ruining Concord. Yet what nobody questioned was why the SR71 flew at mach 3 but you never heard it.... I personally think our friends over the pond were largely responsible because they couldn't do it.

  • aLERNO
    aLERNO 26 日 前

    Big dis-like for this IDEOLOGICAL BIT OF P-R-O-P-A-G-A-N-D-A.

  • matthew benard
    matthew benard 26 日 前

    edison stole the lightbulb and called it his and America stole the Canadian Avro Arrow and called it theirs

  • aLERNO
    aLERNO 26 日 前

    09:25 WRONG. It's not "a fact of life" but A FACT OF OUR ECONOMIC IDEOLOGY. The profit-only applies to an unbridled-market economy such as the one the neoliberal ideology has imposed since Pinochet-Thatcher-Reagan.
    When people, society govern but MAKE USE of the market for the earth's well-being we can have Concordes, spaceships, land in Jupiter while allowing all children to eat (let lazy adults be poor) and preserving the habitat for our doggies and other animals.
    When the market governs no more money for NASA, Concorde, etc, while literally destroying the earth.

  • Denise G- Hill
    Denise G- Hill 26 日 前

    The cost of a ticket was way too high.

  • radar0412
    radar0412 26 日 前

    How realistic was the depletion of the Ozone concern?

  • Cookies and Cream Just for fun

    Saved you 10 minuets

  • SmashWagon 777
    SmashWagon 777 27 日 前

    2:10 Thats a really sad face

  • Luprez Tryson
    Luprez Tryson 27 日 前

    Ryan air has left the chat

  • heinz53
    heinz53 27 日 前

    It DID not ALL!
    It is still a great plane......and it always will stay as a great plane.
    And it is also a nice plane.

  • Major Dickenson
    Major Dickenson 27 日 前

    Eco nuts....since it broke the sound barrier, snowflakes freaked out couldn't take the noise so it was banned
    over land. And a terrible accident which could happen to any jet.

  • Lucky Ladies
    Lucky Ladies 27 日 前

    Only envious Americans would ask "Why did it Fail?" LOL

  • D Star
    D Star 27 日 前

    Taken out by big business, they had more profitable alternatives., A Kevlar coated wing would not be penetrated by a piece of scrap metal on the runway

  • Anthony Snook
    Anthony Snook 27 日 前

    A typical yank fudge. The reason it failed was because the Americans couldn't or wouldn't develop their own SST and therefore took all steps to make life difficult/contraversial for the Concorde operators including all the noise pollution bulls***: American politicians who had aircraft manufacturing links. It might have been an Anglo-French vanity project but Concorde was the most beautiful piece of engineering - anyone who saw it could not possibly be unimpressed - that's why it frightened the Americans.....not invented there.

  • Philip Miller
    Philip Miller 27 日 前

    Why did Sears Fail? KMart? Orchard Supply? DEC Computers? Yes, it is a complex affair involving unexplored intrigue. And certainly price was an issue. Maybe the question is the inverse. How does any company survive today?

  • David Ran
    David Ran 28 日 前

    Only a silencer can do the work so the earth ozone will not get damaged ! Today maybe we had speed of light if America not get in the way of progress !

  • German Aviation
    German Aviation 28 日 前

    I touched that exact Concorde at Dulles lol

  • German Aviation
    German Aviation 28 日 前


  • Harry Stening
    Harry Stening 28 日 前

    Click Read more

    Have a nice day ;)

  • MattStuff
    MattStuff 28 日 前

    all dislikes were flat earthers

  • Kalle Vuurman
    Kalle Vuurman 28 日 前 +1


    no problem

  • Mac Furl
    Mac Furl 28 日 前

    The anti christs flying donkeys fathers model

  • realrambo1
    realrambo1 28 日 前

    It failed because a poorly maintained American plane lost part on the runaway , it was too late for the pilot to abort take off and nothing else .

  • Small Moustache Man
    Small Moustache Man 28 日 前

    T H E S N O O T D R O O P E D

  • Lewis Hughes
    Lewis Hughes 28 日 前

    Because Boeing did what it could to scupper it.

  • dreamsofvisions
    dreamsofvisions 29 日 前

    Search TR-3B to see what flying machines we’re really capable of.

  • UltraPlayz
    UltraPlayz 29 日 前


  • Moonwaterz
    Moonwaterz 29 日 前

    Doesn't make any sense. Military fighter jets cost way more to maintain. There is something not being told here.

  • Average Ginger
    Average Ginger 29 日 前

    Urm you aren't right about why it it crashed, there was a strip of metal from a DC10 caused the puncture to the tyre

  • I Want Kim Jong-Un To Kill Me

    Dammit are we gonna talk about the Concorde our flat earth stuff?

  • Albert Mele
    Albert Mele 29 日 前

    The qoncorde feature is called


  • underwaterbubbles
    underwaterbubbles 29 日 前

    A concorde did crash shortly after take off turning upside down and engines on fire before it smashed into the ground. That was the reason we were told why it stopped it service.

  • Vlad Kronos
    Vlad Kronos 29 日 前

    Jesus could cross the atlantic in 3.5 seconds

  • Stavros Gamer
    Stavros Gamer 29 日 前

    3:45 voice crack?

  • max Payne
    max Payne 29 日 前

    It was just to expensive to operate only the wealthy could afford a ticket and it's routes were severely restricted due to the sonic boom.

  • leneanderthalien
    leneanderthalien 29 日 前

    The Concorde fail only because the jealousy from the US who make it fail...

  • Talha Amjad Ali
    Talha Amjad Ali 29 日 前

    Ptv sports

  • Marc Hugo
    Marc Hugo ヶ月 前

    Well, silly title really. Concorde didn't fail... as an airplane, it was incredibly successful. It operated with 2 airline for 28 years. This is a respectful innings for any aircraft model, not to mention an airframe.

  • antok.juni.beonehousehotel/ smt

    Good airplan hecker computer

  • murp61
    murp61 ヶ月 前

    Didn't Sir Richard Branson want to purchase the remaining 14 Concordes for Virgin Airways?

  • Carl Horn
    Carl Horn ヶ月 前

    Then subsonic will go, then personal vehicles, then better start breeding riding horses. A species in overshot and depleting its available resources.

  • Nick Sky
    Nick Sky ヶ月 前

    Beautiful plane, but not sustainable. Flying only 132 people at mach two, think of the intense consumption of fuel per person and per flight.

  • Alex B.
    Alex B. ヶ月 前 +1

    “The Snoot droop” “The Snoot droop?” “Yeah, the Snoot would droop”...”The Snoot drooped”