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Doug Robertson



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Aircraft Quiz No. 101 Reply with quote

Shall we go for another hundred aviation quizzes? I will answer in the affirmative by this next poser.

1. What year was the first aircraft accident caused by structural icing?

2. Name the aircraft.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it the Northwest Airlines accident?

1. 1941

2. DC-3

   
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for trying, but no-the first known icing accident bringing down an aircraft was far earlier.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much earlier?

Are you thinking of the 1931 TWA crash?

1. 1931

2. Fokker F-10

   
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, please keep trying.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this puppy stopped hunting so here are the answers-which may surprise.

In 1897 a Swedish expedition led by Salomon Andre (a Swedish engineer) with two crew tried to reach the exact geographic (as opposed to the magnetic) North Pole position in a balloon but were taken down by structural icing 240 miles north of Danskoya, which is in the Svalbard Islands (belonging to Norway) in the Arctic Ocean. The exact downed position would be about 700+ miles short of the North Pole goal, according to my large world globe with transparent moveable "cap" statute miles scale.

As an aside, I am sure viewers were detoured from the answers as a balloon aircraft (sometimes called airships) perhaps wasn't considered. And no doubt the early date of the voyage may surprise.

Thanks to all who were puzzled.

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