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Concorde crashes

Concorde crashes

Less than three minutes after take-off, Concorde AF4590 crashes into farmland and the Hotel Hotelissimo in Gonesse, completely destroying the building, killing all 109 on board the plane and four on the ground.

A neighbouring hotel, Les Relais Bleus, is damaged but the rest of the suburb is spared the consequences of a direct hit. One eyewitness tells the BBC that the impact was like watching a "mini atomic bomb".

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