The REAL story About the Crash that Killed Concorde! | Air France flight 4590

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    On the 25th of July 2000 the world changed forever. With the first fatal crash of a Concorde since it first came into service, the confidence in the worlds only super sonic passenger jet was shattered. But what actually happened on during that fateful takeoff of Air France Flight 4590 in Charles de Gaulle Airport in France? What cased the huge fire and the eventual loss of controls?
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    Concorde 1969: @ André Cros
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    Concorde 1969 2: @ AFP 2021
    sputniknews.com/20170721/conc...

    CDG: @ NEW NEWS
    n00news.wordpress.com/2010/10...

    airfrance check in: @ caen-airport.com
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    Aircraft Maintenance @ gla.ac.uk
    www.cud.ac.ae/sites/default/fi...

    Memorial site: @ Christopher P. Hood
    hoodcp.wordpress.com/2020/07/...

    Wires: @ lectromec.com
    d2wwvh76f5odon.cloudfront.net...

    Concorde in flight: @airlineratings.com
    www.airlineratings.com/news/c...

    9-11: @ AP Photo/Chao Soi Cheong
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    Last Concorde: @ Pedro Aragão
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    00:00 - Intro
    00:36 - A Marvel of Engineering
    03:36 - The Fuel System
    04:41 - Performance Penalty
    06:13 - Cockpit Inspections
    07:11 - Engines Start
    08:28 - The DC-10
    10:40 - The Taxi to 26-R
    13:51 - The Line Up
    15:05 - 121 Seconds
    19:03 - Watch Out!
    23:08 - Airborne
    25:33 - Uncommanded Roll
    27:13 - Too Late
    27:13 - The Jigsaw Begins
    30:00 - Offset Landing Gear?
    31:55 - The DC-10 / Continental Airlines
    32:58 - Crew Performance
    34:30 - Conclusions

Jake Alden
Jake Alden

I still don't understand why one accident was enough to end the Concorde program after 30 years of flawless performance.

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S Gomez
S Gomez

Mentour, this is what was stated in the passed. 🤔 Nothing new bud. But thank you for posting. I always find your videos series interesting and at times fascinating.

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jaxtraw
jaxtraw

This might be a dumb question, but why don't aircraft have cameras showing things like the engines, landing gear, etc? I've seen a number of these reports where the crew have no idea what is damaged, and even one where a crew switched off the wrong engine (not the one on fire, the one on the other side)!

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dopeydad1221
dopeydad1221

Excellent video; clear and well presented.

Vor 2 Stunden
Lee bearrat
Lee bearrat

I would never fly

Vor 2 Stunden
Marietta Agustin
Marietta Agustin

Wow nice I, like that's

Vor 2 Stunden
Grepid
Grepid

Whenever I hear investigators talking about things, I always wonder how do they know it didn't happen when the accident ended? Like the missing part on the landing gear, how do they know it didn't break off after the crash?

Vor 8 Stunden
John Stedman
John Stedman

The tubular metal spacer which should have been installed during the maintenance work on AF Concorde F-BTSC carried out four days (and two other flights) prior to the Gonesse Mishap was an entirely internal component of the leading axle of the port main landing gear of the aircraft. As stated in the Mentour Pilot episode, the component (or its absence) was not visible from the outside during Pre Flight inspections. It was later discovered in an AF maintenance hangar at CDG, and the serial number matched the Mishap Aircraft. When the port undercarriage was dismantled by BEA Investigators (with AAIB Investigators present in this case) the spacer was confirmed to be missing. There is thus no doubt that the lack of the spacer was an error on the part of AF Maintenance Staff and their Supervisor. It is probable that the axle was thus able to slip during the retraction/extension cycles and other kinetic and vibratory effects which occurred on the two flights before the tragedy, and it is also probable that the 'step' in Runway 26R finally caused the leading wheelset to deviate up to 3” out of correct alignment, thus reducing the longitudinal stability of the SST as it accelerated. A competent pilot could and should have sensed this ominous anomaly via their haptic sensibilities through the yoke, pedals and seat, and in such exigent circumstances should have Rejected the Takeoff forthwith.

Vor 6 Stunden
Vish w
Vish w

its very difficult to plan for each and every scenario. Admire the folks who actually designed and built such complicated, sophisticated systems

Vor 11 Stunden
stabf
stabf

im sure no one will notice or care besides me, but that diagram at 9:55 shows the center of gravity moving the wrong way. If you move weight from the rear towards the center, the center of gravity moves forwards, not back.

Vor 11 Stunden
Hal Daemon
Hal Daemon

Hey, I really like your no-nonsense presentation. Great discovery, thanks!

Vor 12 Stunden
Cardinal RG
Cardinal RG

Excellent video.

Vor 12 Stunden
Dylan Hayden
Dylan Hayden

Even though I knew the outcome I was still rooting for the crew. What a beautiful airplane though, the most impressive tour de force in aviation history IMO. I feel like in 40 years I'll be telling my grandchildren how we once had a plane that could cross the Atlantic in under three hours.

Vor 15 Stunden
Jason Lee
Jason Lee

Thank you for this retelling, as horrible as it is. I miss that Bird... Sadly, here in the US, I barely remember this being covered...

Vor 15 Stunden
MG
MG

What difference does it make if the pilots were male or female? It's as important as knowing their preferred style of music.

Vor 15 Stunden
P C1
P C1

For some unknown reason, the pilot chose to have the fuel tank in the tail filled so much that it weighed double the normal weight for Concorde flights, ie 2 metric tons instead of 1. He also made the decision to overrule the normal 83% max filling of the tanks in the wings to 100%. This meant that when the tyre pieces that broke off hit the wing, there was no air to act as shock absorbers, so no real surprise what then happened. The significant extra weight in the tail made the plane unsteady and harder to control. So again, not much of a surprise that control was lost. We'll never know why the captain made those earlier decisions, but they appear to have been important factors in the disaster.

Vor 15 Stunden
P C1
P C1

Apologies, I should have said that the addition of around 16 extra passenger bags which apparently were not weighed as is normal procedure also added to the substantial additional weight in the tail section.

Vor 15 Stunden
Steven Farmer
Steven Farmer

Great job breaking this down.

Vor 17 Stunden
Hanook Gill
Hanook Gill

Great work and very informative as always

Vor 17 Stunden
GreyWolfClimber
GreyWolfClimber

Do Olympic 411!

Vor 17 Stunden
Andreas Ottitsch
Andreas Ottitsch

Thank you for this highly informative and analytical video. Having seen and read reports on this in all sorts of media back then, I have never experienced as detailed an analysis as this one.

Vor 17 Stunden
Mariusz Stepka
Mariusz Stepka

Still remeber that day.... Always dream to fly by concorde...but this accidemt frozem my mind....I was on motorway and saw this fire behind ...so ething was wrong In my opinion....then 2-3 minutes later it was over. Really sad

Vor 19 Stunden
Randy Johnson
Randy Johnson

Home home Jesus two stocks 60 minutes Home stop what are you 60 minutes

Vor 19 Stunden
Sticky Steve
Sticky Steve

very good documentary

Vor 19 Stunden
ZDRAVKO
ZDRAVKO

DC-10 .........

Vor 20 Stunden
Colin Brigham
Colin Brigham

Thank you 😊

Vor 20 Stunden
Michael Hawthorne
Michael Hawthorne

That was a great analysys of the destruction of one of the most beautifully designed planes ever built ( And that's saying something considering the design of the Spitfire)..... once again it seems the origin of yet another air desaster was down to shody maintenance (Of another plane this time though)........

Vor 21 Stunde
Julius Perseus
Julius Perseus

The Fact that you're using "the official" report Void your analysis from the start. Different witness (Airport workers, Police forces and others), people that were used to see and admire the Power of the Concorde often, has Testified that the Engine were smoking way before the Concorde tire are supposed to have been pierce by that Continental small piece. All the testimonies from these 28 people have been Ignored by the french Authorities (BEA) To Be able to Blame Continental, the Only non french party in this crash. I have a french documentary from "Canal+" that explains it very well. the Official conclusions are fraudulent, and the inherent weaknesses (the kerosene tank, missing pieces in the landing train) of this plane was known way before this accident happened and covered up. A Similar crash almost happened in Dakar, and in June 79 in Washington and they were lucky that day.

Vor 21 Stunde
AnjektusStudio
AnjektusStudio

Well. How are you maning that it was a big thing that made THE planet to crash. Are you dating thst is was Burning before start?

Vor 12 Stunden
kizzer plowright
kizzer plowright

SO HOW MUCH WAS DOWN TO PILOT / FRENCH P.M / GROUND CREW

Vor 21 Stunde
Jeroen
Jeroen

This is why I would never buy a French car.

Vor 21 Stunde
Gregory J
Gregory J

A strip of metal,,, still boggles the mind,,, RIP.

Vor 22 Stunden
kizzer plowright
kizzer plowright

OGM THE PILOT LIECENCE WAS EXPIERED THAT MADE THE FLIGHT ILLEGAL.........

Vor 22 Stunden
kizzer plowright
kizzer plowright

IT CENTRE'S AROUND IF THE Tyer WOULD OF BUST IF THE PLANE WAS NOT OVER WIEGHT OR IF IT WAS THE MISSING SPACER THAT LED TO TYER BURST OR THE OVER FILLED TANK WAS AGAINST PROTOCOL ( NO OTHER PILOT EVER MADE THAT OVER FUELING MISSTATE )

Vor 22 Stunden
kizzer plowright
kizzer plowright

story of the biggist cover UP OOPS YOU MISSED ALL THE IMPORTANT FACTS THE MASSIVE STRESS OF OVER WEIGHT PLANE AND SHOWING OFF THAT MENT THE PILOT MAY WELL OF BEING allegedly THE CAUSE OF 200 PEOPLE DIED BIG OOPS NOW IS IT PIOLOT ERROR ON FRENCH SOIL NO MENTION OF FRENCH PRESIDENT .................WHY...........

Vor 22 Stunden
Dexter Speights
Dexter Speights

SAD ENDING - CONCORDE R.I.P

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Dexter Speights
Dexter Speights

IMAGINE HOW MUCH EACH CONCORDE PILOT MAKES PER YEAR!

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Martin Pattison
Martin Pattison

The Concord pushed the envelope of passenger travel and up until hitting that piece of metal that dropped off, the DC-10 was probably the most safest aircraft flying at the time. It was held as the Pride of British Aviation and will never be forgotten. may the souls of the passengers and crew rest in peace. Martin. (Thailand)

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Sean Sabo
Sean Sabo

Always been curious about this event ever since I watched it on the news. Thank you for quenching that curiosity with a very informative and well flowing, straight to the point video. I got more from you in 10 minutes than any news broadcast or 45min CNN doc. Cheers!

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Mentour Pilot
Mentour Pilot

Thank YOU for watching and supporting!

Vor 23 Stunden
MandH14
MandH14

Excellent presentation MP.

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Franck Sonata
Franck Sonata

He still pronounces three like "tree". Couldn't that pose a danger within aviation radio traffic? I mean, there's a difference between "tree tops" and "3, tops".

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Franck Sonata
Franck Sonata

I stand corrected. Thank you. Three up in the air is tree by convention. But then I wonder. The h in three is lost with height. Will then height with height be eight?? So that height is always eight? (just kiddin’)

Vor 14 Stunden
Mentour Pilot
Mentour Pilot

In aviation phonetics it’s actually pronounced like that precisely to make it clear on the radio.

Vor 23 Stunden
maja
maja

Very scary and tragic, RIP all the victims

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Ana Franil
Ana Franil

Great serie! From your english it sounds that you might be from Sweden???

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Herman Man
Herman Man

Excellent video.The narrator and the CGI effects are first class.may GOD bless the victim of the crash.amen.

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prakasam kannadi
prakasam kannadi

drivers of ground vehicles such as cars etc. can view what is behind them. Same way pilots must be able to view their back,wheels etc. besides their other monitors.

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akseli9
akseli9

They should use the same kind of cameras that are now in use for newer HGVs in place of mirrors.

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Peregrine McCauley
Peregrine McCauley

Another shitbox American Airliner dropping it's shit everywhere . This is a standard of normality from a corrupted self regulated industry , answerable only to themselves , that have and will always put profit before people's lives .

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Turk99
Turk99

Very good presenter, competent and enjoyable to watch

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Krak Head
Krak Head

So basically it's the Airports fault.

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Cardinal-Duc De Richelieu
Cardinal-Duc De Richelieu

I flew on it.

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Paul Horsley
Paul Horsley

Very interesting, also very sad 😞

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Plumb Nutz
Plumb Nutz

In hindsight is it possible that they could have crash landed the airplane into an empty field before they lost control? In the animation there were empty fields but I've no idea if this is an accurate representation.

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John Stedman
John Stedman

Once airborne the aircraft was essentially uncontrollable and doomed to crash catastrophically as soon as the port wing was structurally compromised and the systems within it began to fail. The best option, which would undoubtedly have offered the highest possible Survivability Rate, was to Reject the Takeoff, apply whatever wheel braking and Reverse Thrust that was available, attempt to reduce speed as much as possible on the remaining hard surface part of 26R as the Concorde tracked back across to starboard (due to asymmetric retardation), accept the likely continuing Runway Excursion onto the one mile of level and firm grassland beyond, and to effect a rapid Cabin Evacuation to starboard (which would have been aided by the partial or total loss of the undercarriage). The CDG Emergency Services had already been dispatched by ATC and would have reached the Mishap Site in around one minute, bringing a full array of firefighting, rescue and medical equipment and specialised personnel to aid the survivors of the 109 souls aboard the SST. Research is currently in progress to analyse this scenario in detail. Those who doubt the practicality of such an option may benefit from studying other similar instances of real-life Runway Excursions, a number of which I have referred to in previous Comments here. The Sioux City Mishap of United Airlines Flight 232 in 1989 is arguably the most educative in this regard, certainly in terms of Survivability Rates.

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Bali Bahu
Bali Bahu

Long flights are always dangerous. Heating system failure etc.

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John Stedman
John Stedman

Not the case. Statistically, the most hazardous parts of a commercial flight are during takeoff and landing. Mishaps during the cruise element are extremely rare in modern aviation.

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blumenthol
blumenthol

a gallant crew - nice telling

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KrungStar
KrungStar

Great video and really good explanation.

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silly pets life
silly pets life

Loved this

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Bob Builder
Bob Builder

The aircraft had a great safety record, a couple of incidents aside, and most examples had very low flight hours. The Concorde would still be flying today if not for Airbus. It was their lack of ongoing support (demanding more $$$ I expect) that killed Concorde.

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jbau
jbau

Too many 'they estimated" and 'they think or believe" for this to be definitive.

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John Stedman
John Stedman

Clearly you have not studied, practised or been seriously involved in the practicalities and principles of Law in civilised jurisdictions, where the concept of 'probability' applies to almost all aspects of the profession. It is actually the concept of 'certainty' that is to be distrusted in most mature approaches to investigations of any type of incident, and the process of researching an Aircraft Mishap is no exception. The indisputable facts of such an investigation are that bias, self-interest, inaccurate weighing of evidence and straightforward deception are common in many recitations of 'evidence', as the annual findings of independent organisations such as Transparency International (TI) regularly illustrate. Only some 58 of the 195 countries in the world are listed by TI as demonstrably reasonably free of such corrupt practices, and it is self-evident that the majority of utterances on the internet are equally untrustworthy and unethical. There certainly were significant issues with the Mentour Pilot presentation of the circumstances surrounding the loss of F-BTSC, but the caution which Mentour expressed in the description of some matters as 'possible'. 'probable' and by using similar descriptors rather than 'certain' was correct. With care, intelligence and increasing sophistication, and with the implementation of new investigative methodologies, it may be practical to move considerably closer to a fuller understanding of what became of AF 4590, but there is no guarantee of that at the present time.

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Marcus Tullius Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero

In contrast to some other comments here I'll just say good riddance to this uncomfortable, uneconomic, unneeded piece of technological hubris.

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Cup & Cone
Cup & Cone

FOD or no FOD, the fact the Concord couldn't handle a blowout on TO without catastrophic failure is what irked the French authorities to beleaguer Continental. Too much pride.

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George Vieira
George Vieira

like

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Motorcycles And Things
Motorcycles And Things

So with the poor maintenance of the plane loosing the metal strip , was really to blame for this crash, or maybe runway should be checked before each take off ,,

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Javier Escude
Javier Escude

I already knew long ago that it ran over a piece of metal that blew the tire that punctured the wing and the fuel spilled out.

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John Stedman
John Stedman

The tyre debris did not puncture either the wing or Fuel Tank 5. It was the impact of the piece of rubber tread against the lower wing skin that caused a Hydraulic Shock to be transmitted through the (incompressible) liquid fuel and, in the absence of a (compressible) volume of air in the upper part of the Tank, then caused the rupture which permitted approximately 100 Litres per second of fuel to escape. If the Aircraft Captain had not recklessly overfilled the Tank, and AF Management had not acquiesced to his dangerous and improper request, the resulting catastrophic damage and fire would have been unlikely to occur.

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periurban
periurban

If God had meant us to fly he'd have put rockets up our bottoms.

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Go Foritnow
Go Foritnow

So as someone who nothing about what a pilot does, i left feeling very informed! This guy explained Xceelent. My strange question is why shut down these total air planes service when it was a piece of tarmac debris that downed this plane and not the plane itself?

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John Stedman
John Stedman

The loss of AF 4590 was not fundamental to the cessation of Concorde passenger services, since both BA and AF upgraded all of their airworthy aircraft and flew them for two more years without issues. It was the events of 9/11 that triggered a significant downturn in the aviation industry which led to Air France unilaterally advising British Airways that they were ending SST flights in 2003. This in turn caused the French government to pressure Airbus to cease maintenance responsibilities for the Type in that year. Without this political interference, it is likely that British Airways would have continued services for the rest of that decade, by which time all the airframes would have been nearing their limits of Flight Hours and Cycles, and it would perhaps have been the worldwide Banking Crisis of 2008 and 2009 that then signalled the final grounding of the type after some 33 years of iconic service to a highly important niche market.

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Tem Tagesson
Tem Tagesson

Great video!

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Bill Powell
Bill Powell

That 'metal strip' appeared to be aluminum and those tires are fairly massive. I have some doubt that strip blew out the tire, seems more likely it was just an arbitrary or spontaneous blow out, perhaps because of a slight misalignment due to the missing part. But they did mention they'd had some such problems with tires on the Concord in the past. Why blame it on a flat strip of aluminum my 3/4 ton pickup could have run over without my notice? Because, blame it on someone else, that's why. They were overweight and didn't have sufficient airspeed to start with, not that the aircrew could have done anything differently, it's always hard for me to blame driver/pilots when one knows they would have done everything possible to avert their own deaths. All that said, the piece did not fall off the other plane without being loose and hanging either. Somebody fell down on the job there, which could well have endangered people on that plane.

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John Stedman
John Stedman

The metal strip found on 26R was actually an Uncertified and poorly attached piece of titanium. If Continental Airlines had ensured that the McDonnell Douglas Repair and Maintenance Instructions were correctly followed, it should have been made of stainless steel and fixed differently. The component was actually a Wear Strip from the Thrust Reverser Assembly of a DC10, and could not have been fabricated from aluminium because that has too low a melting point. Conclusive forensic evidence did in fact establish that the Wear Strip was responsible for the large gash in the tread of the tyre on the Number 2 Wheel of the Port Main Undercarriage Assembly of F-BTSC. Over 30 factors were involved in the web of avoidable circumstances which occasioned the 113 deaths in this Case, and arguably the most fundamental and significant errors were committed by the Captain of AF 4590.

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Steve Haigh
Steve Haigh

amazing that only 4 people on the ground died, could have been much worse

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Star Raccoon Cosplay
Star Raccoon Cosplay

blyme, that piece of metal falling of the first craft is almost like the "set up for the kill" of the "final destination" movie stuff, but yes very sad indeed :(

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Do Kasr
Do Kasr

There you can see the catastrophic consequences of the faulty construction

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kp
kp

July 25 in the year 2000 An air France Concorde taking of from Paris to newyork On board were 2 school teachers, they saved up for 20 years , This was about to be the trip of a lifetime, The flames were 200 foot long ,and the engine failed,the engines failed ,the plain reared up to vertical ,and plumited to the ground, this is a verse from a song my son wrote when he was 11

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Dex422
Dex422

Thumbs down cause YouTube hides dislikes

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stuart pattison
stuart pattison

I wonder what the passinger's last words were. ;can you smell burning paint ;

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Lulabelle Gnostic
Lulabelle Gnostic

Air France. Say no more (AF447).

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Robert Law
Robert Law

This is a great video. It seems that the recommendations, as is usual the case when they have 100+ dead looking over the shoulder, were a bit of overkill. As you point out, the pressure of the full fuel tanks is that one critical element that wasn't present in all the other tire-bursts, and it seems possible that element could have been addressed by simply reducing the fuel distribution in those wing-tanks to ensure that any amount of internal pressure from an external impact could be absorbed by air inside the tank. But to get re-certified, it has to be 100% safe, not just "safe", so no doubt they needed a "guarantee". But the guarantee is not ever realistic, and so the next generation of supersonic passenger plane will also no doubt encounter a similar type of unexpected crisis... but hopefully one that doesn't cost people their lives.

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matspurs
matspurs

so SAD RIP

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Senad Music
Senad Music

This was a sabotage pure and simple

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Caravaggio
Caravaggio

So they didn't inspect the runway before take off. Ridiculous.

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R Baba
R Baba

Very inappropriate YouTube ad placement. It interrupted exactly as you were mentioning the loss of life

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SD FFT
SD FFT

Leave it to the French to always screw up. Note that the British experience was very different.

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Adam Ski [Kijowski]
Adam Ski [Kijowski]

So so sad.

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RexWave
RexWave

The visualisation of the fuel volume oscillation in the tank leading to outward bursting reminds me of the failure of an outdoor concert stage roof ( I was present). The roof was lowered overnight due to weather and had collected rain on the flexible plastic surface which caused the surface to sag between the many support trusses. Normally, the roof operator would have tilted the roof backward in the morning to evacuate the water, however, a stagehand poked a stick up into one of the sagging areas. The water began to oscillate across the roof, driven by the elasticity of the plastic and maybe by wind. Eventually, enough water piled up over one sag that the support trusses failed and the roof collapsed onto the stage. The stagehand had escaped the area. The only damage was to the concert music equipment that was left on the stage overnight (normally, not a concern). The remaining scheduled events on that stage were cancelled. Thank you for showing that visualisation.

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John Stedman
John Stedman

That is interesting, and the phenomenon you describe is certainly a safety issue in many situations, but it is not actually specifically relevant to the Concorde tragedy. Oscillation of liquid in tanks is only possible when the incompressible liquid has space (either a vacuum, airspace or compressible vapour or gas) into which it can move. A mistake made by the pilot of AF 4590 was to overfill the fuel tanks (particularly Tank 5) to effectively 100% capacity, ignoring the stipulation that the safety limit was 83%. This error would not have allowed Fuel Oscillation, but did enable a severe Hydraulic Shock to occur, rupturing the fuel tank and also blowing out a part of the port lower wing surface, enabling approximately 100 Litres of fuel per second to escape. The ignition source was possibly sparking from damaged electrical cables serving the port undercarriage brake fan motors, but could also have been from atomised fuel entering engine nacelle 1 or 2 via the Auxiliary Inlet Spill Doors (part of the complex Air Intake Control System), which were always open during takeoff.

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llYossarian
llYossarian

Without watching (I just wanna test my recall of the facts...) the Concordes had upgraded to heavier engines but hadn't upgraded to heavier tires so the older ones had to be over-inflated to handle the weight and one of the tires on the incident Concorde struck a metal luggage band that was on the runway and exploded violently launching a massive chunk of rubber into the underside of the wing causing one/many of the fuel cells to rupture and past the opportunity to abort the takeoff and with fuel streaming out into the hot engine exhaust the aircraft lifted off with a trailing fireball and immediately entered a banked turn that continued until ultimately crashing into terrain moments later.

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llYossarian
llYossarian

@John Stedman There is a history of those tires blowing out on the Concorde though and I wanna say that the thing I'd heard about the engines was maybe that the initial *design* called for lighter ones and was then upgraded without also upgrading the tires to compensate... that could explain the blowouts and why I misremembered it as a result of genuinely _new_ engines.

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John Stedman
John Stedman

@llYossarian Throughout its design and operational service, all Concordes were specified to use specially developed tyres that would both cope with the exceptionally high takeoff and landing speeds, and would also withstand the impact forces which were expected because of the pitch up angles which the SST needed to achieve in order to generate sufficient low-speed lift from its ogee wing platform. This was especially necessary since the aircraft did not feature flaps, slats, or ground spoilers, and used elevons instead of ailerons and elevators. All three manufacturers who had their tyres approved for use on Concorde specified operating (cold) nitrogen pressures of 16.0 bar (ie sixteen times the average atmospheric pressure at sea level). In comparison, the main undercarriage tyres on a current model Boeing 747 are designed to run at approximately 13.5 bar. Business jets and military aircraft often use significantly higher pressures, over 20.0 bar in some cases.

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llYossarian
llYossarian

@akseli9 Must be... if/when I come across wherever I heard that I'll post it in reply here.

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akseli9
akseli9

@llYossarian A lot of rumors have been going on (further and further on the path of extravagance) on this accident, probably because the French were not transparent enough to the Brits during investigation. Your impression about the overinflated tyres perhaps comes from one of these propagated rumors and strange stories?

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llYossarian
llYossarian

@John Stedman Dang, close on some of it though... _(thanks for the details/red pen treatment)_ What was it I was thinking about with the heavier engines/over-inflated tires? I could have sworn there was something very specific about the Concorde tires being at an above-spec PSI.

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Howard Shaw
Howard Shaw

Too think, that simple Wheel Arch Tyre Guards, would have PREVENTED this terrible accident. As if, 57 tire bursts, with 12 causing structural damage wasn't enough to WARN the Aircraft Safety Authorities. Sadly, the RED FLAG of impending catastrophe ended up been Air France flight 4590, Fiery Demise. If Concord's had Wheel Arch Tyre Guards they'd still be flying today, possibly with an unblemished record.

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Doily Simpkin
Doily Simpkin

The hotel was virtually empty because a youth orchestra (or choir...I can't remember which) from Suffolk, UK, was booked to arrive that day and fill up the entire hotel. However, they were 30 minutes late to arrive. I know this because my father organised and lead the trip and he was on one of the three coaches due to arrive at the hotel that day. Thank goodness they were running late otherwise it would have been an even bigger tragedy than it already was.

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Susannah Hayward
Susannah Hayward

i can't believe that this beautiful aircraft was mothballed for one accident. The "war" between France and the UK really is ridiculous.

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Matthew Chang
Matthew Chang

Reverse engineering

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P ivz
P ivz

Why use knots? No one knows how fast that is

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james short
james short

I could listen to you say boogie all day.

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Lawrence
Lawrence

The elephant in the room in many of these crashes, is the fact that the runways are built on a minimalist basis: they are too stingy to spend more money on concrete to make the runways longer. Many of the air crashes in the world could have been avoided by simply building the runways twice as long as they are now, and ensuring the ground beyond the runway is covered with fire retardant. If I were head of a nation, I would order all runways to be doubled in length and width, immediately. It's a simply solution. In the case of the above Concorde crash then they would have been able to pull the plane up after V1 and stop.

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D J MORRY
D J MORRY

A $100 video cam in the tail would have at least let the see the fire involved immediately instead of the control tower telling them when they first sighted it! To me it's unbelievable that there are still aircraft flying passengers that have no rear mounted video cam. It also amazes me that those air speed pitons or what ever there called where still on modern passenger aircraft - remember that terrible air disaster when a cleaner put masking tape over it or what ever during cleaning and forgot to take it off , what!

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Matthew Chang
Matthew Chang

I beg someone to build another concord

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Matthew Chang
Matthew Chang

Can we bring them back

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Carlos Posada
Carlos Posada

Ingeniería avanzada a su tiempo el único accidente y la decadencia por la crisis del combustible altos costes de mantenimiento y poca rentabilidad después del accidente

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Thin Thin Channel
Thin Thin Channel

Nice video dear ☺️☺️

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Alberto Ortega
Alberto Ortega

Realmente dolorosa la pérdida de vidas y del gran esfuerzo de salvar las dificultades, No obstante tengo mis dudas de si no hubo mano criminal en toda esta tragedia...

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A Smith
A Smith

This is why YouTube exists: non sensational facts about interesting (in this case, tragic) topics.

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ThePatUltra
ThePatUltra

Here's the part I'm curious about. Why didn't anyone build an enclosure to go around the tire for when it explodes? Would it have reduced the likelihood of this accident immensely at a production cost about the same as the steel trash can they could have made it out of? (Or would that have been too logical?)

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Edward Sadler
Edward Sadler

The work done on the other plane was beyond belief. That work and the quality of the work isn't suitable on anything. So when you see work like that it makes you wonder who's inspecting the work after it done maybe you need another inspector to check behind the inspector. It is hard to imagine this type of work could come from a certified technician maybe that's the problem companies hire anybody to save a dime now, cheap labor is killing middle class families! passengers put there life in the airlines hands, we shouldn't have to worry about a planes service intervals. This goes for the replacement of parts we assume they keep qualified technicians that are among the best. When I fly now i see the picture of the patch job from hell and it haunts me.

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tom hardy
tom hardy

Už bych s ním neletěl.

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Naledi Barron
Naledi Barron

The devil is ALWAYS in the details!!

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nutsackmania
nutsackmania

death carrier 10 doesnt just suicide it also murders other planes

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Němejc František
Němejc František

very nice video.. and good explanation... I find litle weird thing in your comment... may be I'm wrong... but if you transfer fuel from tank 11 on tail to tank 2 and 3.. center of gravity is moved forward. not backward...

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