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Old 07-15-2002, 02:04 PM   #1
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Concorde Returns With Engine Problem

Concorde Returns With Engine Problem

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A British Airways Concorde flying from London to New York turned back Monday after a power surge forced the shutdown of one of the supersonic jet's four engines, 11 miles above the Atlantic Ocean, the airline said.

The plane flew back to London's Heathrow airport at sub-sonic speed and landed safely. No one was injured, and the airline said there was never any danger for the 59 people aboard.

But it was the second engine problem for the aging aircraft in the eight months since Concorde returned to the skies following a devastating crash near Paris that killed 113 people.

Flight BA001 was flying at 1,300 mph when one of the plane's four engines experienced a "surge" of power, making it hard for the plane to fly in a straight line, British Airways spokesman Richard Goodfellow said.
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Old 07-15-2002, 04:21 PM   #2
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Not a great safety record for the venerable Concorde.
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