Accident to the Concorde registered F-BTSC operated by Air France occured on 07/25/00 at Gonesse

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On 25 July 2000 at 16 h 44 the Concorde registered F-BTSC, operated by Air France, crashed in the commune of Gonesse (95) shortly after takeoff from Roissy Charles de Gaulle aerodrome. The airplane was undertaking charter flight AFR 4590 to New York. The one hundred passengers, nine crew members and four persons on the ground were killed.


Soon after the accident, two teams from the BEA were sent, one to Paris Charles de Gaulle, the other to the accident site at Gonesse where, in coordination with the air transport police, they carried out the first observations and searches.


The next day, 26 July, Jean-Claude Gayssot, Minister of Equipment, Transport and Housing, nominated an investigation commission to assist the BEA in its work. This commission, made up of key figures known for their skills and presided over by Alain Monnier, Head of Civil Aviation General Inspection and the Meteorology Office, met eleven times. It advised the investigators on the work and the direction of the investigation and contributed to the drafting and the approval of the reports. The last meeting was held on 19 December 2001.


The BEA published three intermediate reports:

The Final Report was made public on 16 January 2002.

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