N292UX wrote:My take: Could the plane have possibly landed at Le Bourget? Yes, it could have had the pilots not throttled down two engines. From there, there's really only two likely scenarios:
1. Concorde successfully lands at Le Bourget, but overshoots the runway and is destroyed, with total loss of life on the plane, as well as more on the ground. The longest runway at Le Bourget is 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) and Concorde would've been landing at maximum weight with possible engine damage. Take into account that Concorde needs about 11,000 feet (3,600 meters) with a full load, so imagine it trying to land on a 9,800 foot runway with a full load and a damaged wing.
2. Concorde does land and doesn't overshoot the runway. The fire would quickly consume the plane and it is likely most passengers wouldn't make it out before it was too late. Some would probably survive in this scenario, but I imagine most wouldn't make it out. The plane would still be destroyed (see Air Canada 797 as a similar example)
So in my opinion, I think it is extremely likely the Concorde would've overshot the runway at Le Bourget had they been able to get the plane on the ground.
The real question is,
if the “insides of certain tanks” were modified and “lined with kevlar-rubber panels” as in the return to flight Concordes; would Concorde have made it to Le Bourget?