2000 ♦ July 25 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde crashes during takeoff from Paris, France, after striking debris on the runway, killing all 100 passengers and 9 crew aboard as well as four on the ground; the entire Concorde fleet is grounded for one year.
Air France flight 4590 crashed after takeoff in Paris 25 July 2000
Air France Flight 4590 was a scheduled international flight from Paris, France, to New York City. On 25 July 2000 the aircraft ran over debris on the runway during takeoff, blowing a tire and puncturing a fuel tank, leading to fire and engine failure. Believe it or not this was the only fatal Concorde accident during its 27-year operational history.
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