Concorde leaving Paris (DeGaul Airport) on its way to New York exploded over a hotel in Paris this morning. There were 109 people were on the plane, 100 of which were part of a German tour group which had specially chartered the plane (the remaining 9 were flight and cabin crew). There were no survivors. There was an explosion in one of the engines. The plane crashed next to the hotel which was located right outside Paris. A large group of the planes had been grounded by British authorities because of cracks in the wing. All of the Concordes were set to be retired in 2007.