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Concorde Crash Question

Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:27 am

I have just been visiting www.flightlevel350.com looking at Concorde videos, and a couple of on board views got me thinking....

Flight AF4590 on 25th July 2000 was a chartered Concorde flight from Paris to JFK, with 100 tourists on board. Tourists who would have had cameras and videos and allsorts on board. My question is this.... Has any photographic material (digital or otherwise) been recovered from the crash site and what (if anything) did it show?

I realise this is a very sensitive subject, especially to those who were involved, so before any answers are posted, I'd like to issue a plea that this thread doesn't turn into a "Who's fault was it Concorde crashed? Was it CO or AF?" fight, OK. The usual suspects know who they are....
I came, I saw, I Concorde! RIP Michael Jackson
 
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RE: Concorde Crash Question

Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:39 am

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Thread starter):
Has any photographic material (digital or otherwise) been recovered from the crash site and what (if anything) did it show?

As far as I know, the answer is NO

I saw the wreckage of F-BTSC, collected and stored in a hangar at LBG.
It is strange to see how some small parts are almost intact, especially some pieces/instruments from the cockpit.
Evreything from the cabin was destroyed by the blaze during the crash but here again some safety cards, playing cards, life vests, and even glasses from the galley were found intact ....
 
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RE: Concorde Crash Question

Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:42 am

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 1):
As far as I know, the answer is NO

Thanks, Pierre. I know how connected to the incident you were. Do you think it may have been possible someone on board was filming? It must've been terrible in that cabin.
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RE: Concorde Crash Question

Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:58 pm

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 2):
Do you think it may have been possible someone on board was filming?

Normally, it is not allowed on AF planes to use a video camera during T-O or landing.
The warning is part of the welcome annoucement on all AF flights :
"... we remind you that the use of portable electronic devices is forbidden during take off and landing ...".
But sometimes, some PAX do it anyway ...

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 2):
It must've been terrible in that cabin.

We want to think that people in the cabin, PAX and F/A, didn't really realize what was going on... maybe the PAX seating in the first rows and the Crew seating in the front Galley did, as the cockpit door was most of the time left opened during T-O, particularly on "loops" or Charter flights...
 
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RE: Concorde Crash Question

Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:01 pm

Thank You for your answers. I realise this may have opened up old wounds, which was never my intention.
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