As you will most be well aware, yesterday a French court in Pontoise backed a French air investigation that concluded a stray strip of super-hard titanium from a Continental DC10 set off a catastrophic chain of events: shredding a tyre of an Air France Concorde as it roared down the runway at 175 knots (201mph), sending rubber into the fuel tank, which caught fire and caused the aircraft to crash killing 113 people in 2000. These facts are well established and there is no argument over the same. But as with all things someone has to be to blame. The

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