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03-23-2009 04:14 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Brokenlink

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The employees of Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies who crashed this brand new Airbus A380-600 on the ground , might be looking for new jobs....

The brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the largest passenger airplane ever built, sat in its hangar in Toulouse, France without a single hour of airtime.

Enter the flight crew of Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) to conduct pre-delivery tests on the ground, such as engine runups, prior to delivery to Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi. The ADAT crew taxied the A380-600 to the run-up area.

Then they took all four engines to takeoff power with a virtually empty aircraft. Not having read the run-up manuals, they had no clue just how light an empty A380-600 really is.

The takeoff warning horn was blaring away in the cockpit because they had all 4 engines at full power. The aircraft computers thought they were trying to takeoff but it had not been configured properly (flaps/slats, etc.) Then one of the ADAT crew decided to pull the circuit breaker on the Ground Proximity Sensor to silence the alarm. This fools the aircraft into thinking it is in the air. The computers automatically released all the brakes and set the aircraft rocketing forward.

The ADAT crew had no idea that this is a safety feature so that pilots can't land with the brakes on. Not one member of the seven-man Arab crew was smart enough to throttle back the engines from their max power setting, so the $200 million brand-new aircraft crashed into a blast barrier, totaling it.

The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown, for there has been a news blackout in the major media in France and elsewhere.

Jamie Griffith

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03-23-2009 07:29 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Saint728

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You would think they would have trained the crew before they started playing around in the cockpit? Hope they have some good insurance, lol.

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03-23-2009 07:36 AM  8 years agoPost 3
AllThumbs

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You might want to change your thread heading..
It's not a A380. Just a A340..
Still wouldn't want to have to make the phone call on that one though.. " ah.. it wasn't me"

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03-23-2009 09:24 AM  8 years agoPost 4
ch-47c

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That is an old picture from last year. Regardless, still stupid.

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03-23-2009 09:24 AM  8 years agoPost 5
alfred

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There are a few million barrels of oil going cheap to recover the losses.
Just proves that you can't jump a few hundred years of evolution.

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03-23-2009 09:32 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Cicolli

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I think that above story has been tainted with a bit of artistic licence.

http://www.flightglobal.com/article...40-600.html/url

Paul.

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03-23-2009 11:29 AM  8 years agoPost 7
shawmcky

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Jet crash

I heard it was a mix of nationalities working for an Abu Dhabi company.Europeans and Australians.Guess they will be sacked then.Just goes to prove you definately cant jump a few hundred years of evolution.

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03-24-2009 04:19 AM  8 years agoPost 8
jgunpilot

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Wow. The lack of knowledge about the aircraft and the unwillingness to pull the throttles back is appalling. That is a lot of money squandered by people who should have known better.

The only saving grace is that if the aircraft crew were "diversified," then it's all OK.

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03-24-2009 07:30 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Splix

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The rudder is still good!

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03-24-2009 08:49 PM  8 years agoPost 10
tim deakin

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We need more of this!!! It gives people jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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03-24-2009 09:46 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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Parting It Out

If they're parting it out, I call dibbs on the tail section

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03-24-2009 10:54 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Rockohaulic

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I think it was a little old lady who stepped on the gas instead of the brake!

Saturday morning I flew my helicopter in my pajamas
How it got in my pajamas I'll never know

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03-25-2009 01:58 AM  8 years agoPost 13
clink69

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Reminds me of the guy that just bought a helicoptor and decided to fly it without any training. He did make if off the ground a little. On Youtube.

"A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff." G Carlin

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