Air France Concorde crashes after departing Paris CDG

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Date:         25 Jul 2000 15:57:48 -0400
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An Air France Concorde (unknown registration number) crashed after
departing Paris CDG en route to New York Kennedy. AF4590 was on a
charter flight, and it was full with 100 passengers (who were on a with
a tour group from Germany), 9 crew (3 cockpit, 6 cabin). All aboard
perished, as did four on the ground. A dozen more on the ground were

The usual eyewitness reports have surfaced about the plane being alight
before crashing (which appear to be correct, at least from the photos
that I have viewed). Other reports said the plane had trouble gaining

More information is available on (including some
horrifying photographs) and

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