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Hurricane Ivan Damages Concorde Hangar

Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:47 am

FYI
just heard from family in Barbados that Hurricane Ivan has taken off part of the roof of the hangar that is temporarily housing the BA Concorde at Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados. No word on if the Concorde itself has suffered any damage.

 
westindian425
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RE: Hurricane Ivan Damages Concorde Hangar

Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:21 am

Keep us posted!! I hope the Concorde is okay.

Neil
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airtran737
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RE: Hurricane Ivan Damages Concorde Hangar

Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:28 am

Yeah, screw the people. I hope that the airplane is ok.  Big grin
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SafetyDude
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RE: Hurricane Ivan Damages Concorde Hangar

Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:54 am

And everyone said that the NYC/Intrepid Concorde would be the one in the worst conditions.  Big grin

-Will
"She Flew For What We Stand For"
 
luisde8cd
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RE: Hurricane Ivan Damages Concorde Hangar

Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:57 am

Why are they keeping a Concorde in Barbados?
 
bennett123
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RE: Hurricane Ivan Damages Concorde Hangar

Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:11 am

Air Tran737

I am sure that everyone is concerned about the people of Barbados.

I think that that can be taken as read.
 
mhodgson
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RE: Hurricane Ivan Damages Concorde Hangar

Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:15 am

Yeah, I am. My dad's boss is out there, due back on tonights now cancelled VS flight to LGW. I know he and his wife are OK, however I hope the people I know out there are all OK!

One question (sorry to go off topic!) - when I was atBGI recently I saw no hangar that looked like it held Concorde - where was it?
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SafetyDude
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RE: Hurricane Ivan Damages Concorde Hangar

Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:29 am

Why are they keeping a Concorde in Barbados?
Barbados played a role in Concorde service, and as a "thank you", BA donated one. Other Concordes were donated to Concorde cities - NYC, LHR, Washington, and possibly Paris - while others went to various avaition museums.

-Will
"She Flew For What We Stand For"
 
redngold
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RE: Hurricane Ivan Damages Concorde Hangar

Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:25 am

First reports indicate that although the hangar was damaged, Concorde is okay. (See 3rd paragraph from the bottom)

Yahoo!/AP:
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040907/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/hurricane_ivan_21
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RE: Hurricane Ivan Damages Concorde Hangar

Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:41 am

I think that it's obvious that there would be concern for the people, at least from those involved with the aircraft, as we were well aware of what a good route BGI was, as well as the enthusiasm from the locals.
Which BA staff involved with the aircraft, (including myself), who were on the delivery flight of OAE to BGI last November, saw for themselves;
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/37684/

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