Concorde heads for US again

After a short delay caused by fog, a British Airways’ Concorde took off today on its first full transatlantic flight since its grounding in summer 2000.

After a short delay caused by fog, a British Airways’ Concorde took off today on its first full transatlantic flight since its grounding in summer 2000.

Hundreds of fans of the supersonic plane were waiting at New York’s Kennedy airport where the plane was due to land early this afternoon, (Irish time), having taken off from Heathrow airport in west London.

Concorde chief pilot Mike Bannister was at the controls for the three hours 20 minute flight - the latest in a series of test trips before the resumption of passenger flights on November 7.

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