Extremely interesting information in light of preliminary reports on the Concord
crash earlier this week. Could be a smoking gun.
> "MON DIEU!"...It was vintage racer, Bill Lightfoot being interviewed on ABC's
> Good Morning America (07:05 ET 7/28) A great interview...with lots of
> expression....depicted Lightfoot as a heads up guy who was a business
> passenger on the Concorde...when an emergency landing was required....and
> perhaps as a real hero* as well!
> Lee Raskin
> Brooklandville, MD
> * Bill was interviewed by ABC News....while on take off in 1979...he saw
> debris from an exploding tire pierce through the wing of the
> Concorde....ruputuring a fuel line! He immediately alerted and summoned the
> co-pilot....then pushed the pilot's face against the window to see the
> extensive damage...the co-pilot turned immediately pale as he exclaimed: "MON
> DIEU!" The plane then made an emergency landing....without further incident
> or injury to the Concorde's passengers. No doubt....Bill's years of racing
> experience played an important role in his decisive actions! Good
> job....gets Two Thumbs Up!
> Bill Lightfoot is from Vienna, VA and a great competitor.
> #433 1959 BRG Morgan +4