Is jumping up in a falling elevator possible?

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I have no written evidence about this but I would be surprised if the Americans had used the name of a British Airliner (the Comet - possibly the first civil jet airliner) to describe the procedure if the zero g demonstration to passengers had first been given in an American plane.
The chauvinism goes deeper.... the aircrews who attached the sobriquet to the indisputably American KC-135 wouldn’t have made the connection you did.
 
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