Summary:Whenever Concorde took off, it was a mesmerizing spectacle. But on July 25, 2000, when an Air France Concorde took the skies, it did so with flames trailing behind it. Join Shelly for this episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast where she shares the story of the only deadly Concorde disaster and how it led to the downfall of the entire fleet and spelled the end of supersonic passenger transport.
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Sources consulted for this story:
- Museum of Flight
- Smithsonian Magazine (Robert van der Linden’s, air curator, flight on the Concorde, before it became a part of the Smithsonian.)
- Where all the Concorde planes are today
- BEA accident report
- Surviving Hotel Staff Accounts (9 News)
- BBC News
- AP News – witness video of crash
- Free Documentary courtesy of You Tube
- ABC News
- Washington Post
- New York Post
- ABC News
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Air France 4590 and the Story of the Concorde
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Credits:Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Podcast Engineers
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn