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brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the largest passenger airplane ever built,
sits just outside its hangar in Toulouse, France without a single hour of
Enter the Arab flight crew of Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) to conduct
pre-delivery tests on the ground, such as engine run-ups, prior to delivery to
Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi.
The ADAT crew taxied the A340-600 to the run-up area.
Then they took all four engines to takeoff power with a virtually empty
Not having read the run-up manuals, they had no clue just how light an empty
A340-600 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 take off, 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
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, totalling it.
The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown due to the news blackout in the
major media in France and elsewhere.
Coverage of the story was deemed insulting
to Muslim Arabs.
Finally, the photos are starting to leak out.
One French Airbus: $200 million dollars
Untrained Arab Flight Crew: $300,000 Yearly Salary
Unread Operating Manual: $300
Aircraft meets retaining wall and the wall wins.
"And that's why God gave them camels"!
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