Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: The Concord Accident. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. While the court found that the airline was responsible for the failure of the plane, there are those who still believe that the crash happened as a result of the fire. However, there is enough evidence that the crash occurred due to poor maintenance and overloading, which was a direct responsibility of the airliner. Therefore, the crash of the Concorde was a sign of laxity and ignorance within the airline industry, which many times result into loss of life and property.
. . . . . . . . . . . From one side, the cause of the air crash was the fire that burnt the engine resulting to instability. As the airplane approached the take-off speed, it was hit by a thin metal strip that caused its tyre to burst. The metal strip belonged to a Continental airline that had left moment before the Concorde took-off. The pieces of burst tyre struck the fuel tank, resulting into a puncture, and the engine gases ignited the fuel that was already leaking from the tank. As a result, there was fire and it spread quickly due to the high flammability of the fuel. Although the pilot crew struggled to maintain the plane on the air, the Concorde lost its balance slammed into a hotel. As a result, 100 passengers, 9 cabin crews and 4 people on the ground died, while others on the ground suffered serious injuries (Chowdhury 12-15). Those who witnessed the accidents claim that the cause of the air plane crash was the metal strip that caused the tyre to burst and hence the fire. Therefore, the Concorde crash was an accident that the airline would not have prevented.
.  .  .  .  .  .On the other hand, an investigation on the conditions of the airplane after the accident shows that a number of other factors would have caused the plane to crash. First, a velocity analysis shows that the Concorde was moving at a lower speed, as compared to its design parameters. Secondly, at the time of the take-off, the flight was several tons heavier that the expected weight of the flight. Thirdly, one of the airplane engines was shut-off, which was erroneous under normal conditions (Owen 12-24). The reason why the plane was at lower speed is because one of the gears was badly repaired and this would have resulted into skidding. Therefore, the pilot, Marty, pulled the jet into the air to avoid collision with other aircrafts in case of skidding. .