Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11963 posts, RR: 41 Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2527 times:
I'm asking this question, though there is a risk it has been discussed before;
Where were you, and what were you doing when you found out about the Concorde crash, July,25th,2000?
Me; I was in England, newcastle in the kitchen of the house I lived in, when my sister, who was watcing the telly, told me to come quick, "Concorde has crashed!". I walked calmly into the living room and saw a wreck of a plane on the ground and said: " No that's not concorde, it's probably another airliner." I thought to myself, Concorde can't crash.
I waited for the news reporter to identify the wreck as a boeing or airbus to proove my sister wrong, but suddenly the word Concorde was mentioned. I changed the chanel, and again there was a picture of a wreck with the text "Concorde disaster" under it.
I couldn't believe it, and it took days/weeks to get over the fact that concorde had actually gone down, killing 113 people.
I will never forget that day. Passengers, crew and people on the ground who were killed, RIP.
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
Tca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2439 times:
I was half-sleeping in my hotel's room in Turkey when
I have been awaken by BBC TV broadcasting a
breaking report about the crash...I thought the crew
suffered from a stall situation and the incapacity to
control the plane, i was far to know a part of the tyre
crushed the fuel tanker !!!
Vincent32 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2406 times:
I was on vacation in Victoria, BC-Canada. I walked into my hotel room and turned on the TV to see a plane shooting out flames and my jaw dropped when I realized what plane it was. Sad day, hopefully we'll see them fly again though.
SPRINGBOK From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2402 times:
I was driving my car and caravan along the motorway past Plymouth, UK on the way to catch the ferry for a 24hr crossing to Bilbao for 4 weeks on the costa del sol.
It was a hurrendous and shocking news report, i shall never forget that day!
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4573 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2366 times:
I was in Portugal that week for a business meeting later that week, and after sunbathing and swimming tuesday and sleeping unaware of anything in my TV-less hotel, I went to Faro the day after the crash by train to spot at the airport and try to find a Constellation wreck. Ironically, "Faro" (once a Martinair DC-10 crashed there) already was a black word for any Dutch spotter. On Faro trainstation, I saw the photo of the burning Concorde on a Portuguese newspaper in a newsstand, with in Portuguese '114 muerto a ecrashanda Concorde' or something. My heart stood still and I immediately knew it must have been an Air France machine. I hope I don't insult any AF personnel now. I rushed to newsshops with English papers and bought some.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2360 times:
I was in a hotel in Denver, I had just gone to see Sting play at Red Rocks. Anyways, my girlfriend and I were leaving the hotel in the morning and it was on the front page of the newspaper in the lobby. Needless to say I didnt feel much like flying, so we drove from Denver to Houston that day
Duke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1187 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2364 times:
I was in France at the time, taking a course in Tours, which is maybe 100 or 150 kilometers away from Paris. At the moment of the crash, I was probably at my course's institute (or AWOL from it). I heard about the crash in a day or two.
But Thomas, any aircraft can crash. Accept that as a fact of life. Concorde is maybe not as solid as people think. A spotter at CDG told me days later that he had seen emegrency vehicles around one Concorde, but that no accident was reported after.
456 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2001, 332 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2360 times:
I was at Las Vegas, on a holiday from the Netherlands to californie.
When i was on the way back to Holland, i heard at LAX (2 weeks later) that some planes from alaska airlines were not allowed to fly due to technical problems, because one of them was crashed.
Jkat From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2355 times:
I was in Amsterdam going to my soccer game (I was in a youth tournament) I picked up a dutch newspaper on our bus and saw it. We had left Paris the day before and drove through Gonesse at least 4 times during the week we were there.
Early Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
I was out and when I arrived home my father informed me that a concored had crashed. I was shocked. I could not believe him, I read the newspaper article and then went online to gather more information.
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