Saturday, January 16, 2010
British Airways: Concorde visits Monrovia, 1976
25 March 1976 must have been quite a day at Roberts International Airport: likely the only time in Liberia's history that it was visited by a supersonic jet (although the craft was not unknown in West Africa, as Air France was known to run a Paris-Dakar-Rio de Janeiro service). Its not clear from this jubilant cover whether passengers were even on board, much less if any deplaned at Monrovia. From the red cancellation stamp, it suggests that it was a corporate test flight for the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC).