Air France Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde F-BTSC
Image ID: 76569
Operator: Air France - F-BTSC
Aircraft: Aerospatiale-BAC - Concorde
Airport: France - Paris - Charles de Gaulle (CDG / LFPG)
Photo taken on 2000-5- by Maarten-sr [Contact]
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(24.1.2010, 17:42 CET)
slidescan, F-BTSC on her way from the Concord hanger to her gate for preparing the daily flight from Paris CDG to New York airport JFK, two month`s later: On Tuesday, 25th July 2000 the very first fatal accident involving Concorde occured with Concorde 203, F-BTSC out bound from Paris to New York. It crashed 60 seconds after take off after suffering tyre blow out that caused a fuel tank to rupture. This started a sequence of events that caused a fire which eventually lead to 2 engines failing and the aircraft crashing.
1 Hidde Zijlstra
(21 April 2010 - 16:50 CET)