Re: Air France Concorde crashes after departing Paris CDG

From:         "PETER MERRIMAN" <peter.merriman@alcatel.com>
Organization: Alcatel CID
Date:         26 Jul 2000 11:16:12 -0400
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NEW YORK, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Air France announced this morning
during a Paris press conference that its chartered Concorde flight 4590,
which crashed yesterday on take-off from Paris-Charles de Gaulle
airport, experienced a departure delay of approximately one hour to
allow for maintenance work on one of the plane's engines. The crew had
requested a replacement of the thrust reverser pneumatic motor on the
second of the aircraft's four engines.

The airline stressed that, at this point, it is premature to establish any
link between these repairs and the accident. French aviation authorities,
with the full cooperation of Air France and other parties, are conducting
a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the accident.

PCM

Helen Rose wrote:

> Helen Rose <hrose-post@ckdhr.com> writes:
>
> > An Air France Concorde (unknown registration number) crashed after
> > departing Paris CDG en route to New York Kennedy.
>
> F-BTSC, serial number 3 (unclear whether that's LN or MSN), which was
> delivered in 1979. It had 3978 cycles and 11989 hours.
>
> The last C check was performed April 28, 2000.
>
> This plane was not found to have the microscopic cracks found on other
> AF Concordes and BA Concordes.
>
> --Helen