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Ship & Aircraft Disasters

3.7
(23 votes)
15 questions
English
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Test your knowledge on some of the most infamous ship and aircraft disasters in history.
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48 random squares
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Which ship famously sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg?

Titanic

Andrea Doria

Britannic

Lusitania

Easy  83% got this right

Over 1,500 people lost their lives in the Titanic disaster.
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How many people died in the Hindenburg disaster in 1937?

36

100

23

50

39% got this right

The Hindenburg was a German airship that caught fire and crashed in New Jersey.
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48 random squares
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Which airline operated the flight MH370 that disappeared in 2014?

Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia

Singapore Airlines

Thai Airways

60% got this right

The disappearance of MH370 remains one of the greatest aviation mysteries.
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In which present-day country did the Chernobyl disaster occur in 1986?

42% got this right

The Chernobyl disaster is considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history.
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48 random squares
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Which of these ships were involved in the 1987 Zeebrugge ferry disaster?

Herald of Free Enterprise

Costa Concordia

Doña Paz

Estonia

Hard  16% got this right

The Zeebrugge disaster resulted in the deaths of 193 people.
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What caused the crash of Air France Flight 447 in 2009?

Pilot error

Bird strike

Engine failure

Terrorist attack

Hard  22% got this right

The crash of Flight 447 resulted in the deaths of all 228 passengers and crew.
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48 random squares
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Order these shipwrecks by the year they occurred, from earliest to latest.

1.

Titanic

2.

Andrea Doria

3.

Estonia

4.

Costa Concordia

Easy  89% got this right

These shipwrecks span over a century, from 1912 to 2012.
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How many people died in the 1980 Mount Erebus plane crash in Antarctica?

257

152

212

300

Hard  29% got this right

The Mount Erebus crash is the deadliest accident in New Zealand's aviation history.
9

In 1991, the MV Salem Express struck a Reef and sank but where was it travelling to and where from?

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Safaga, Egypt

Alexandria, Egypt to Antalya , Turkey

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Karachi, Pakistan

Hurgada, Egypt to Jeddah ,Saudi Arabia

Hard  19% got this right

Between 14–15 December with at least 644 passengers, the ship struck a reef and sank within 10–20 minutes.
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12 random squares

In 1994, one of the worst maritime disasters occured on the Baltic Sea, what was the name of the ship that sand?

MS Estonia

MS Latvia

MS Lithuania

MS Sweden

62% got this right

Sank on a journey from Tallinn to Stockholm. One of the deadliest peacetime shipwreck with 852 lives lost out of 989.
11

RMS Empress of Ireland sank in 1914 on the St-Lawrence River in Quebec, what was the reason for its sinking?

Collided with Norwegian collier Storstad

It hit a rock which tore the ship leading to sinking

Poorly Build Leading to rust and damage

Too many passengers lob siding the ship

Hard  28% got this right

Of the 1,477 people on board, 1,012 died, making it the worst peacetime maritime disaster in Canadian history.
12

Tenerife airport disaster occurred on March 27, 1977 , what was the reason for this accident?

Two planes ran into each other

A bird flu into the airplane engines just at take-off

Lost Both engines to the aircraft

Pilot Error

Hard  27% got this right

Collision occurred when KLM Flight 4805 started takeoff run during dense fog while PanAm Flight 1736 was still on runway
13

How many people perished in the Turkish Airlines Flight 981 Disaster in 1974?

250
346
450

39% got this right

The flight crashed into the Ermenonville Forest, outside Paris, killing all 346 people on board.
14

Which year was the SS Arctic disaster?

1854

1899

1921

1954

40% got this right

Sank on September 27, 1854 about 80km off the coast of Newfoundland after a collision with SS Vesta ( French vessel).
15

Where was Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801 final resting place upon crashing?

Operafjellet, Norway

Klakkur , Faroe Islands

Margaretatop , Greenland

Snæfell , Iceland

Hard  19% got this right

The plane was a controlled flight into terrain but all passengers perished. It became known as the Operafjell accident.