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I used this picture to drive home a point about a f.o.d. free airfield when I would teach new hires. I know people want some sort of componsation for this, but how can anyone honestly say “CO made the f.o.d. fall off that 10” I just know a piece from something man made, fell off and was hit by something else man made resulting in what we know happened. It is tragic, will someone pay for it…yes because that is what always happens in situations like this. That piece could have been hit by any other aircraft and the result would have been different. It just happened that all the factors fell into alignment that this is how Concorde would meet her end.
I was also trying to remember another incident with BA out of IAD and came across this:
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I could not locate any docs. about the BA incident, but I know it happened…it is mentioned in articles linked to the “Big one”, but my Dad has a picture of the BA bird on rotation out of Dulles, the new engines had brite orange paint on their exhaust pipes. I also remember that at that time my Mom working as a security guard at IAD had a shift guarding the area where the work was being done…it was a pretty big deal around the airport.