Most incredible Paris Airshow moments

Published 1502 GMT (2302 HKT) June 19, 2013
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The Paris Airshow held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France circa 1909. Royer/Paul Thompson/FPG/Getty Images/File
A Bleriot XII is displayed under a Bleriot 125 at the 1930 Paris Airshow. In the foreground, you can see a SPAD 91 biplane. Central Press/Getty Images/File
A prototype of the Concorde, the world's first supersonic commercial transport goes on display at the 1969 airshow in Paris. STF/AFP/Getty Images/File
The ill-fated Russian TU-144 supersonic airliner shortly before it crashed during a display at the Paris International Airshow. The accident killed six crew and nine people on the ground on June 3, 1973. Keystone/Getty Images/File
U.S. painter and sculptor Alexander Calder, credited as the creator of hanging wire mobiles, paints a bird on a fuselage of a Braniff jetliner on May 29, 1975 at the Paris Airshow. AFP/AFP/Getty Images/File
The American B2 stealth bomber "Spirit" flies over the 41st Paris International Air and Space Show at Le Bourget airfield in June 1995. It is the bomber's first public appearance. GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images/File
A French fighter jet Mirage 2000 takes off at Le Bourget's runaway area on June 20, 2001 at the 44th Paris Airshow. FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images/File
Aircraft fighter, Rafale, of Dassault Aviation company is seen during a flying display above Le Bourget airfield on the opening day of the Paris airshow in 2003. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images/File
WWII fighter aircraft steal the show at the 2003 International Airshow in Paris. FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images/File
Inside the cockpit of the Airbus A380 at Le Bourget airport on June 12, 2005 after the plane landed near Paris. It became one of the star attractions of that year's show completing several aerial demonstrations above the airfield for visitors and buyers. PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images/File
The world's first solar airplane, Solar Impulse, flies into the airshow from Brussels after a 16-hour journey. Copyright Solar Impulse
A British Airlines Airbus A380 flies over Le Bourget airport on June 18, 2013 during the 50th International Paris Airshow. ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images/FIle