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Concorde: An icon in the news


On 2 March 1969, Concorde took off from Toulouse for what was described as a ‘faultless’ maiden test flight.

The flight lasted just 27 minutes, but it flew Concorde into history as surely the most iconic airliner of all time – as beloved by the fortunate travellers on board as by the masses who regularly gathered below, casting eyes upwards hoping for a glimpse of that famous profile. These stunning photographs from the Mirrorpix archives look back over the career of a marvellous aircraft:

Concorde's First Flight: Supersonic Travel (1969) | British Pathé

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