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  • Air France Flight 4590 takes off from Charles de Gaulle Airport outside Paris on July 25, 2000, with fire trailing from an engine on the supersonic Concorde's left wing. (AP Photo/Toshihiko Sato)

    French court overturns Concorde crash conviction against Continental Airlines

    A French appeals court on Thursday overturned a manslaughter conviction against Continental Airlines for the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people, ruling that mistakes by the company's mechanics were not enough to make it legally responsible for the deaths.

  • ** FILE ** The first Air France Airbus A380 flight prepares for landing at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia in this file photo from June 2011. The double-decker plane is 238 feet long, 79 feet tall and has a wing span of 261 feet. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Air France: Out of gas? Ask passengers to pitch in

    An emergency layover in Syria's capital was bad enough. Then passengers on Air France Flight 562 were asked to open their wallets to check if they had enough cash to pay for more fuel.

  • A damaged Air France Airbus A380 sits at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Tuesday. The world's largest passenger aircraft clipped a much smaller regional jet while taxiing on a dark, wet runway on Monday. (Associated Press)

    New giant jet clips smaller aircraft at JFK

    A frightening collision of one of the world's largest airliners with a commuter jet on a dark, wet tarmac at John F. Kennedy International Airport is underscoring worries about ground accidents as U.S. airports begin handling a new generation of giant planes.

  • Families of victims of the Concorde supersonic jet crash lay flowers at the site of the crash in Gonesse, France, a northern suburb of Paris, on Sunday, July 25, 2010. The relatives gathered to mark the 10th anniversary of the disaster. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

    Families mark 10 years since Concorde crash

    Families whose loved ones died in the fiery crash of a supersonic Concorde jetliner 10 years ago joined together near Paris on Sunday, laying flowers at a monument to the dead and wandering the breezy field where the plane went down.

  • An Air France passenger jet sits on the tarmac in Recife, Brazil, on Saturday, July 10, 2010, after making an emergency landing because of a bomb threat. (AP Photo/Alexandre Gondim, JC Imagem)

    Brazil: Air France jet lands after bomb threat

    An Air France passenger jet from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that made an emergency landing in northeastern Brazil because of a bomb threat is scheduled to take off again Sunday night after no explosives were found on board, a company spokesman said.

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