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How Concorde crashed, burned

A French court recently overturned the conviction of Continental Airlines and its mechanic in the crash of a Concorde that helped lead to the demise of the supersonic jet. Here are key moments in its history: 1950s: The idea of a supersonic passenger plane gains momentum after legendary U.S. aviator Chuck Yeager’s 1947 blast through the sound barrier.

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