Second test flight for Concorde

A British Airways Concorde was today completing a second test flight to test the modifications made following last year's tragic crash.

A British Airways Concorde was today completing a second test flight to test the modifications made following last year's tragic crash.

The supersonic aircraft took off from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and was due to touch down at London's Heathrow Airport later after a three-hour, 20 minute flight.

Crew and engineers are assessing the operational impact of the modifications the plane has undergone since the Paris crash which claimed 113 lives.

The flight, the second this week, was again under the command of British Airways Captain Mike Bannister.

BA said the so-called verification flight was part of the programme to return Concorde safely to commercial service.

The results of the flight will be submitted to the airworthiness authorities.

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