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1948 Gatow air disaster: Quiz


Question 1: ________, Report of the Court of Enquiry into the circumstances of the collision between a Viking Airliner and a Soviet Service Aircraft on 5 April 1948, 1948
Cabinet OfficeForeign and Commonwealth OfficeDepartment for Culture, Media and SportDepartment for Communities and Local Government

Question 2: It was also testified that the Yak was doing aerobatics prior to the accident; the Soviet Air Force had not informed ________ air traffic controllers at Gatow of its presence.
British Armed ForcesBritish ArmyRoyal Air ForceLuftwaffe

Question 3: "British Aircraft Down Near Berlin", ________, 6 April 1948
The TimesThe Sun (newspaper)The Sunday TimesRupert Murdoch

Question 4: [4] The Viking was on a scheduled commercial flight from London via ________ to RAF Gatow in the British Zone of Berlin.

Question 5: Germany was jointly governed by the wartime allies through a ________, which periodically met to coordinate events and discuss the future of Germany.
Allied Control CouncilKarl DönitzAllied-occupied GermanyNazi Germany

Question 6: At the end of ________ the Allied Powers agreed to divide and occupy Germany, including the capital Berlin.
World War IICollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISoviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese War

Question 7: RAF fire engines and ________ were sent from Gatow to the Viking crash site and, although initially allowed into the Soviet Zone, were later asked to leave.
Emergency medical dispatcherAmbulanceEmergency medical servicesParamedic

Question 8: In ________ a tense diplomatic and military standoff began to unfold between the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union over the future of Germany.

Question 9: They claimed that the fighter was coming in to land at Dahlof, a nearby Soviet airbase (although examination of the wreckage showed that the ________ was still locked up, so this was unlikely).
UndercarriageGlass cockpitWingtip deviceAircraft flight control system

Question 10: The Americans and Western European allies wanted to include West Germany in the ________, an economic plan to rebuild Europe after the devastation of the war.
Marshall PlanIron CurtainEastern BlocCold War


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