Crash of the Concorde

Crash of the Concorde

Available on Smithsonian Channel
The Concorde was the world's most advanced passenger plane, a technological masterpiece that could travel at twice the speed of sound. For 24 years, its record was unblemished, until July 25, 2000, when Flight 4590 erupted in flames while lifting off from Charles de Gaulle Airport. How could history's most thoroughly tested commercial jet undergo such a catastrophic failure? And what or who was to blame? Join us as we examine the history of the Concorde and investigate the crash that marked the beginning of the end of the supersonic wonder.