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

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, July 19, 2016
  • The Concorde gave us supersonic transport. But why did this supersonic plane fail? The answer is complicated.

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  • wp r

     (Aug 5, 2018)

    137 hours? Excuse me but the Titanic has yet to cross the Atlantic at all!

  • Super CRINGY

     (22 hours ago)

    the titanic didn't have a *_D R O O P S N O O T_* , that was the problem.

  • R.M.S Lusitania

     (4 days ago)

    +karlc267 then use black theme for youtube xD

  • PuffOrange egnaroffup

     (Apr 3, 2019)

    *dRoOP snOOT. ThE snOOt wOuLD dRoOp*

  • Abir A

     (Oct 19, 2018)

    Short Summary of the video:1. Cost of the plane2. Noise when the plane is flying at supersonic speed

  • Kayden Quek

     (1 day ago)

    You forgot the droop snott

  • David

     (3 days ago)

    Fuel is probably expensive

  • Blackout

     (Oct 29, 2018)

    *American Airlines has left the chat*

  • Italian Goat

     (Nov 16, 2018)

    +BC Bob r/woooooosh

  • BC Bob

     (Nov 2, 2018)

    What chat

  • Niall Dillon

     (Oct 21, 2018)

    Has it not taken the titanic 106 years and counting to cross the Atlantic? 🤔

  • 「 」

     (Apr 6, 2019)

    Niall Dillon technically did arrive but not at the Atlantic

  • Liberty Prime

     (Dec 30, 2018)

    Smh whens it gonna arrive 😤

  • Futt Bucker

     (Jan 26, 2017)

    5:26 It wasn't the tire's fault! The runway had debris, a titanium alloy that fell from the engine of a DC-10 aircraft that took off on the same runway minutes before. That metal piece punctured the tire and bounced onto the wing, where the fuel tank is, causing a fire at takeoff. You'd think they do more research before making a short documentary about the concorde!

  • Heyim18bro

     (15 hours ago)

    This is vox, do you really expect them to do more research than the bare minimum? C'mon now

  • Boss Hogg

     (Sep 30, 2018)


  • Clueless Kanna

     (4 days ago)

    "it soared so high you could see the Earth's curve"petition to put a bunch of flat earthers on this flight then crash those who still remain flat earthers

  • Joy Akaia

     (Mar 24, 2019)

    7:23 Did she just spit on that man?!😮😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Mohammed ALI TALHA

     (Mar 29, 2019)

    Joy you have an eagle eye.

  • HuskyPup

     (Mar 25, 2019)


  • Nemosis

     (Oct 24, 2018)

    This beautiful creature which you could hear coming from miles away would fly over my house in London every day at the same time and every one around would stop and look up and watch her roar past, not only did you see her you also felt her and this always made me smile.

  • hellyeah

     (Jan 25, 2019)

    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...

  • Apeiron1

     (Apr 15, 2019)

    Environmental concerns