Concorde crash cause confirmed(from bbc online)
A French investigation into last year's Concorde crash has confirmed a burst tyre was the cause of the disaster.
The French Accident Investigation Bureau ruled out speculation that poor maintenance had contributed to the tragedy which killed all 109 people on board and four on the ground.
The plane burst into flames shortly after take-off from Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport on 25 July 2000.
The investigators will issue their final report in the coming months.
The interim report, published on Monday, confirmed initial findings that the plane had hit a metal strip on the runway, causing debris to burst under wing fuel tanks and start the fire that brought the plane down.
Concorde has been grounded since the crash, but last week it completed a successful supersonic test flight.
The British Airways fleet has undergone a £17m safety overhaul and the airline hopes to resume Concorde's passenger service in September.
Air France also hopes to resume its service in the autumn.
Concorde's tyres have been reinforced and its fuel tanks covered with a protective liner to prevent a repeat of last year's accident.
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