7 JANUARY 2013


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Article from BTNews 7 JANUARY 2013

Concorde – the truth unravels

Business Travel News thought it had closed the book on the Concorde disaster 25 July 2000, publishing on 3 December a short review of the French appeals court pronouncement absolving Continental Airlines for the September 2000 crash.

Not so! 

A cover up looks like it might have taken place.  Could the same be the case for AF447?  With the Airbus A330 there are 900 currently operational.

It now appears that Air France could have been responsible for the disaster in allowing an aircraft that was significantly over max gross weight to take off on that fateful day.  Evidence available in 1982 has been resurrected that not only was the ‘plane over fuelled but that some 500kg of extra luggage was added that never was on the load sheet.  This appears not to have been discussed by the French court.

A report in The Observer in 2005 seems to have got to near the truth but was taken no further. 

A new investigation by “Askthepilot” explores the whole issue.  What happens now?  Would British Airways have been so woeful?   www.askthepilot.com/untold-concorde-story


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