Concorde Crashes in France

Tuesday July 25 by Claudia bourneABC News
An Air France Concorde jet crashed after takeoff from Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris today, killing all 109 on board, the French Interior Ministry confirmed. The plane was en route from Paris to the New York area when it went down, hitting a hotel and restaurant which firefighters said were on fire after the crash. It was the first crash involving one of the supersonic jets. It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries at the hotel, the 72-room Relais Bleu, or the nearby restaurant. The plane had been chartered by a German tour company, Air France said, and the passengers were on their way to New York to join a cruise ship.

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