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Old Sep 18, 03, 9:06 am
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Just a THOUGHT to throw into the mix....

Wouldn't it be quite handy for BA if Concorde had quite a few technical glitches towards the end of it's commercial life? Given that the public want to keep it flying, and BA don't appear to, it would certainly dent the public's enthusiasm if they felt it was ageing to the point of being unsafe...

Like I say, just a thought, but not beyond possibility.

(By the way - I don't doubt for one SECOND that this was a genuine aircraft problem, and I'm certain that no crew would ever intentionally divert a plane under bogus conditions - BEFORE people start getting upset at me! But it did pose a question in my mind when the 7th incident in 3 weeks is reported)
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