A French court has begun a trial to examine the Air France Concorde crash in 2000 that killed 113 people.

The crash occurred after the aircraft caught fire at take-off. It landed on a motel, ending supersonic Concorde’s effective service in Air France and British Airways in 2003, according to The Independent.

The case will investigate the reason explained by Air France for the accident.

Air France explained that the aircraft’s tyre exploded after colliding with a strip of titanium dropped on the runway by a previous Continental Airlines flight.

Continental Airlines, on the other hand, claims that the aircraft caught fire before it hit the strip.

The trial will also consider the safety of the Concorde model that had been in service for 24 years and look into the claims of design weaknesses of the aircraft.

The trial is expected to last for four months.

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