Air France Flight 4590 (2000)
After taking off from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in 2000, this Concorde supersonic aircraft crashed. All 109 people died. This led manufacturers and designers to rethink the design of these crafts and make necessary improvements. Fortunately, it was Concorde’s only fatal accident. This explosion was the result of “large pieces of rubber being thrown against the underside of the left-wing and the rupturing part of a fuel tank. As a result, a severe fire broke out under the left wing, and around the same time, engines 1 and 2 suffered a loss of thrust as the fire engulfed the aircraft.” After this crash, designers had to completely rethink the purpose of the Concorde and if it was even worth flying (Simple Flying).