Concordes final trip leaves an empty sky: from the archive, 25 October 2003

Concordes final trip leaves an empty sky: from the archive, 25 October 2003

End of an icon as the final Concorde comes in to land

3 March 1969: Concorde takes to the air

The sky seems a little lower this morning a cathedral without a spire, a mountain without wolves. Yesterday Concorde, the Anglo-French sky goddess, drooped her nose for the last time in commercial flight, coming in to land among commonplace Boeings and Airbuses at Heathrow airport.

And then she turned and pirouetted slowly into her hangar to meet and greet the massed ranks of waiting TV cameras, as 100 celebrities, captains of industry, competition winners, newspaper editors and at least one ballerina and a fashion model emerged from her nipped and tucked fuselage.

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Source: Guardian Transport

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/25/concorde-final-trip-last-flight-archive-2003