The History's Greatest Blunders: The Flight of the R-101/Flight of the DO-X


60m 1999

Brief Synopsis

A look at technological flaws and human mistakes that led to disaster. The first part looks at the R-101, the largest airship ever built by the British government, which crashed in France on its maiden flight. The second part looks at the Dornier DO-X, a giant flying boat designed in 1929, that prov

Film Details

Also Known As
History Alive (12/16/99), History's Greatest Blunders: The Flight of the R-101/Flight of the DO-X, The
Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

A look at technological flaws and human mistakes that led to disaster. The first part looks at the R-101, the largest airship ever built by the British government, which crashed in France on its maiden flight. The second part looks at the Dornier DO-X, a giant flying boat designed in 1929, that proved underpowered and took nine months to reach New York City.

Film Details

Also Known As
History Alive (12/16/99), History's Greatest Blunders: The Flight of the R-101/Flight of the DO-X, The
Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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