Brand new Airbus - not any more !!

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Now THIS is incredible.

A WRECKED A340-600 at TOULOUSE, FRANCE.

These are pictures of the wreck of a brand new A340-600, in November
2007, that had never flown. Brand spanking new right out of the hanger,
without a single hour of air time.

Enter the Arab flight crew.

Thank the French and their Arab friends for this 'comedy of errors'.

Nine employees of the Arab airline were in the aircraft, but not one
employee from French Airbus was present. The Arabs taxied out to the
run-up area. Then they took all four engines to takeoff power with
virtually an empty aircraft.

This was their first mistake as they obviously didn't read the run-up
manuals. They had no clue just how light an empty air bus really is.

No chocks were set under the wheels, not that it would have mattered at
that power setting.
The brakes will not hold it back at full power anyway. As
it turns out, 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, etc).

Then one of these brain surgeons decided to pull the 'Ground
Sense' circuit breaker to silence the alarms. This fools the aircraft
into thinking it is in the air.

That was their last mistake. As soon as they did that, the computers
automatically released all the brakes and set the aircraft rocketing
forward.
They had no idea that this is a Safety feature so that
pilots can't land with the brakes on. There was no time to stop and no
one smart enough to throttle back the engines from their max power
setting.

So the rest is as you see it below.

Note: No one is talking and it didn't make the main stream News
Papers so who knows if there were survivors.

Here are the pics :-

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p157/Floater_photo/etihad/etihad01.jpg
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p157/Floater_photo/etihad/etihad02.jpg
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p157/Floater_photo/etihad/etihad03.jpg
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p157/Floater_photo/etihad/etihad04.jpg
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p157/Floater_photo/etihad/etihad05.jpg
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p157/Floater_photo/etihad/etihad06.jpg
 
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Munkey

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Thats hilarious if no one was hurt. LOL I haven't heard of such comical errors in ages. I guess its back to boot camp for them poor pilots.
 

KhuramG

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Oooops....

Wonder when they'll show this on Air Crash Investigation on the National Geographic Channel...

It'll be quickest investigation and shortest accident report ever!
 

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i suppose they could always do a cut and shunt
 
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