Concorde fact file.

By: Tiya

Concorde, the only passenger aircraft ever to fly faster than the speed of sound, was first named in a speech by general de Gaulle on 13 January 1963. The Anglo-French project began the following year.
• The first prototype Concorde was shown at the Toulouse air Show in 11 December 1967.
• The first French flight took place on 2 March 1969.
• The first British flight took place in 9 April 1969.
• The first landing at London Heathrow was on 13 September 1970.
• The first Concorde landing in the USA was at Dallas-Fort Worth on 20 September 1973.
• The only Concorde crash was near Paris, 25, July 2000, when 109 passengers and crew and four people on the ground died.
Concorde’s last flight took place on 24 October 2004. All surviving BA and Air France Concordes are on public display in museums and airports in the USA, UK, France, Germany and Barbados.

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