Last Days of the Concorde: The Crash of Flight 4590 and the End of Supersonic Passenger Travel The Crash of Flight 4590 and the End of Supersonic Passenger Travel, Samme Chittum
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Last Days of the Concorde: The Crash of Flight 4590 and the End of Supersonic Passenger Travel

Author: Samme Chittum

Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt

Unabridged: 8 hr 53 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 02/26/2019

Genre: Transportation - Aviation - History

Synopsis

The gripping true tale of a devastating plane crash, the investigation into its causes, and the race to prevent similar disasters in the future. On July 25, 2000, a Concorde, the world's fastest passenger plane, was taking off from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris when it suddenly burst into flames. An airliner capable of flying at more than twice the speed of sound, the Concorde had completed twenty-five years of successful flights, whisking wealthy passengers—from diplomats to rock stars to corporate titans—between continents on brief and glamorous flights. Yet on this fateful day, the chartered Concorde jet, en route to America, crashed and killed all 109 passengers and crew onboard and four people on the ground. Urgent questions immediately arose as investigators scrambled to discover what had gone wrong. What caused the fire? Could it have been prevented? And, most urgently, was the Concorde safe to fly? Last Days of the Concorde addresses these issues and many more, offering a fascinating insider's look at the dramatic disaster, the hunt for clues, and the systemic overhauls that followed the crash.

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