Accident description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 27 February 2003
Type:Aérospatiale / BAC Concorde 101
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BVFA
C/n / msn: 205
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:over Atlantic Ocean (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), France
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Narrative:
The airplane was climbing over international waters, and as it neared its cruise altitude, the flight crew felt a "bump." A check of the instruments revealed no problems, and the flight crew made a decision to continue with the flight. After landing at JFK, and taxiing to the gate, another pilot reported a portion of the rudder was missing.

Events:

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Distance from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 5792 km (3620 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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