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CONCORDE: DC 10 METAL STRIP WAS NOT AN ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
WAPA-PARIS, The metal strip which caused a tyre explosion on the Air France Concorde at "Charles de Gaulle" airport was part of a repaired thrust reverser of a turbofan CF6 on a Continental Airlines' McDonnell Douglas DC-10. The maker of the thrust reverser, General Electric of Middle River, Mryland, says the strip was not an original equipment manufacturer part. The Bureau EnquÍtes - Accidents is...
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