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Andre Turcat, Concorde’s chief test pilot who was the first to break the sound barrier in the supersonic jet, has died aged 94, his family told AFP on Tuesday. Turcat was the first person to ease the 001 prototype off the Toulouse runway on March 2, 1969 and took the jet through the sound barrier on October 1. He died on Monday at home in Aix-en-Provence in the French Alps, after a glamorous life that saw the rise and fall of the legendary Concorde aircraft.–AFP