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It happened today: 16 years ago the Concorde tragedy. It was the beginning of the end of the supersonic airplane -VIDEO
Paris, France - It was then the safest passenger transport aircraft in the world
Air France Flight 4590 was an Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde, registration F-BTSC, on a scheduled international flight from Paris, France, to New York City, on 25 July 2000, local time 16:43 CET. While taking off, the aircraft ran over debris on the runway, blowing a tyre and puncturing a fuel tank, leading to fire and engine failure. All 100 passengers and nine crew members (three pilots and 6 crewmembers)...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency