Re: Air France Concorde crashes after departing Paris CDG

Date:         21 Mar 2001 18:33:27 
From:         Malcolm Weir <malc@gelt.org>
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On 16 Mar 2001 05:56:29 , Wolfgang Keller <w_keller@gmx.de> caused to appear
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>Question to the more competent people here: How 'flyable' would a Concorde
>with two failed engines (on one side) be. I thought I've read somewhere
>that during the original trials, the manufacturers had to make the
>experience that the loss of one engine already made the aircraft yaw quite
>lot. So with both engines on one side lost, I guess there might have been
>problems with the other two no longer getting enough air in the intakes?

All indications are that the thing was flyable in the sense that it was
above the control speeds for its configuration.  It lacked the speed to
climb, though.

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Malc.