A Day That Shook The World: Concorde crash
Monday 25 July 2011
On 25 July 2000, the iconic aircraft Concorde crashed without warning shortly after take-off, killing 113 people in France.
The first supersonic passenger aircraft, with a transatlantic flight time of three-and-a-half hours, Concorde was the plane of choice for the wealthy set, and it had a reputation for safety and efficiency.
This reputation was unfounded, however, as the fateful Flight AF4590 would prove. On it, 100 passengers from en route to New York Charles de Gaulle airport died after an engine caught fire caused the plane to stall and crash into a hotel.
Watch original British Pathe footage from the disaster, above.
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