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Highly interesting documentary Concorde’s Last Flight tells the story of this eventually ill fated super plane, which could fly from London to New York in three and a half hours and travelled at twice the speed of sound but it was it’s final flight and the crash just outside Paris of Air France Flight AF4590 that ultimately sealed its fate. Ten years later the French Courts are still trying to discover just what happened and who, if anyone, was to blame. Using archive footage, reconstructions and CGI, Concorde’s Last Flight tells the turbulent story of the airliner’s dramatic rise and fall in the words of her designers and engineers, the pilots and VIP passengers who flew in it, as well as witnesses to the French crash and crash investigators. Overcoming the enormous challenges of supersonic passenger flight led to Concorde’s development costs soaring ten-fold to £1.5 billion (£15 billion in today’s prices). Then a string of bad luck – from rocketing oil prices to concerns over noise, pollution and sonic booms – saw orders vanish. Yet, despite everything, Concorde succeeded: for many years the seven aircraft accounted for a quarter of British Airways‘ profits. And Concorde’s Last Flight reveals startling new evidence about what may have really caused the Paris crash.