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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 to conduct pre-delivery tests on the ground, such as engine run-ups, prior to delivery.

The crew taxied the A340-600 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 A340-600 really is.?

The takeoff warning horn was blaring away in the ****pit because they had all 4 engines at full power. The aircraft computers thought they were trying to take off but the aircraft had not been configured properly (flaps/slats, etc.) Then one of the crew decided to pull the circuit breaker on the Ground Proximity Sensor to silence the alarm.?

This fooled the aircraft into thinking it was in the air.

The computers automatically released all the brakes and set the aircraft rocketing forward. The 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 crew throttled 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.



 

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It's like my Dad used to say, "When all else fails, read the directions!"
 

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"We don't need no stinkin' instructions!"
 

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:eek:4:wow. when all else fails read the instruction manual
 

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You mean their was a manual that comes with this plane. I wonder who threw it in the dumpster.

They could probably find the manual online or Youtube. You can find just about anything there.

At least the concrete barrier did its part. I would not like to be the one to call the insurance company or boss on what happened. You could probably hear the yelling a mile away.
 

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You might see from now on only qualified pilots will perform that procedure.
 

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Makes me want to visit the United Arab Emirets even more. :22yikes:
 

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That's what happens when you print the directions in French!!
 

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I saw the story and they tryed to cover this up with a new black out. DIDN'T WORK.
 

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Pilot: Silver2002
Co pilot: Landtuna
Engineer: kickback
Navigator: Leftwinger

They don't need no stinkin' instructions...they already know it all!!





 

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Pilot: Silver2002
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Engineer: kickback
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They don't need no stinkin' instructions...they already know it all!!





:popcorn: This just might be a long thread. Then again, maybe not. :cool: :) :)
 
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