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How the Crash of Flight 4590 Destroyed Concorde's Mystique

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The Concorde was once the peak of cutting-edge aircraft design and a status symbol for the world's elite travelers. But the horrific 2000 crash of flight 4590 marked a turning point for this iconic aviation brand.

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The Concorde was a technological marvel, an airliner that could fly more than twice the speed of sound at altitudes that brush the air of space. In its first 31 years of supersonic flight, there was not one single fatal accident, until July 25, 2000. The crash of Air France Flight 4590 erupted in flames as it was lifting off the runway at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Follow investigators as they attempt to complete a puzzle that will explain the crash, using just a handful of pieces remaining from the torched wreckage.

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