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Monday, 16 July, 2001, 21:38 GMT 22:38 UK
Concorde: One year after the crash

The 113 victims of the Concorde crash in Paris are remembered on the first anniversary of the tragedy. Meanwhile, following a successful test flight and the news of passenger flights being resumed in the autumn, the plane prepares to return to the skies.

BBC News Online looks at some of the key events in the past year for Concorde.


25 July 2001: One year on

Residents of Gonesse lay flowers at the crash site
Residents of Gonesse lay flowers at the crash site

Exactly one year on from when concorde crashed into a hotel shortly after take-off from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, a number of ceremonies took place across France to remember those who died.

 Click here to watch the report by the BBC's Jon Sopel


23 July 2001: Autumn return

A possible autumn launch for Concorde
A possible autumn launch for Concorde

British Airways has confirmed its fleet of Concorde aircraft should resume passenger flights in September. Initially the service will be limited to one daily round flight between London and New York. Air France says it hopes to resume its Concorde flights in October.

 Click here to watch the report by the BBC's Andrew Burroughs


17 July 2001: Concorde completes supersonic test

Concorde test flight
Concorde test flight

Concorde has successfully completed its first supersonic test flight since it was grounded a year ago. The plane's fuel tanks have been lined with Kevlar to prevent a repeat of last year's crash in France.

 Click here to watch the report by the BBC's Robert Hall


16 July 2001: Concorde set for test flight

New tyres can survive a high-speed puncture
New tyres can survive a high-speed puncture

Concorde will make its first test flight on 17 July since the fleet was grounded. British Airways confirm a plane will take off from London's Heathrow airport. It will fly over the Atlantic for approximately three hours and 20 minutes before returning to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

 Click here to watch the report by the BBC's Tom Heap


27 September 2000: US airline sued

The metal strip is thought to have punctured the Concorde tyre
The metal strip is thought to have punctured the Concorde tyre

Air France files a suit against America's Continental Airlines for its alleged role in the Concorde crash. French investigators believe that a metal strip that burst the Concorde's tyres may have come from a Continental DC-10 aircraft.

 Click here to watch the report by the BBC's John Andrew


1 August 2000: French Concordes stay grounded

Air France's remaining five Concordes are still out of service
Air France's remaining five Concordes are still out of service

Air France Concordes are to remain grounded after flight experts from France and Britain fail to agree extra safety measures following the Paris crash. A spokesman for France's civil aviation authority says the ban will remain "until further notice".

 Click here to watch the report by the BBC's Jonathan Charles


25 July 2000: The crash

All 109 passengers died in the crash
All 109 passengers died in the crash

BA and Air France fleets are grounded after 113 people are killed when the Air France Concorde flight 4590 crashes shortly after leaving Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

 Click here to watch the report from the BBC's Justin Webb


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