Technological Disasters – The De-Havilland Comet
From the paper:
“The Comet planes, operated predominantly by BOAC had established Britain as both a successful pioneer and leader in civil jet aviation. However, several American companies, including Boeing, were in hot pursuit of de-Havilland, fighting for their share of the new civil jet market. ?The Comets symbolized to Britons their nation?s pre-eminence in jet aviation,? 5 and so the accidents came as a devastating blow, both in the short and long term.
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In the aftermath of the accidents, all Comets were grounded pending investigation, causing huge problems and losses.”