Look what they're doing to Concorde now.
Earlier, the British Airways Concorde plane began the long journey to its final resting place being humbly towed along a road without wings or its distinctive nose.
Still the greatest feat in aviation engineering, Concorde had to suffer the ignominy of relying on a trailer to take it from London's Heathrow to the barge.
From there, aircraft Golf Bravo Oscar Alpha Alpha (G-BOAA) is floating through the capital before travelling along the east coast of the UK and ending up in Scotland.
It will spend its retirement as a showpiece in the Museum of Flight at East Fortune, near Edinburgh.
But the 110-tonne iconic aircraft still has some way to go. In the early hours of yesterday morning, G-BOAA was pulled across a live runway at Heathrow before being towed along the A30 and A4 to the dock in Isleworth.
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Apr 5, 2004|
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