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Islamic Plane v. Wall (Wall wins, Religion of Pieces in Pieces)
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Posted on 04/05/2009 12:44:57 PM PDT by JBGUSA

Source was anonymous e-mail so I cannot vouch for accuracy. If anyone has any knowledge I'd like to know.

This brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the largest passenger airplane ever built, sits just outside it's hangar in Toulouse, France , without a single hour of airtime on the clock....

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 aircraft. Not having Read the run-up manuals, they had no clue just how light an empty A340-600 really is.

The take-off 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 rocketing forward !! With the following result...........

The Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technology 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.

This was because coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Muslim Arabs.

Finally, the photos are starting to leak out.

£200 million aircraft meets wall. Wall wins.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chat; islam; oldnews; pieces; plane; redx
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Religion of pieces indeed in pieces.
1 posted on 04/05/2009 12:44:58 PM PDT by JBGUSA
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To: JBGUSA

“The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown”

I’m thinking they’re probably toast.


2 posted on 04/05/2009 12:50:24 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: JBGUSA

deeply sadden NOT


3 posted on 04/05/2009 12:51:35 PM PDT by TYVets
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To: JBGUSA; SkyPilot

bump


4 posted on 04/05/2009 12:52:44 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: JBGUSA

Finally starting to leak? This picture was on FR a couple years ago.


5 posted on 04/05/2009 12:52:45 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JBGUSA

Your post appears to be in pieces, pics? Link?


6 posted on 04/05/2009 12:53:10 PM PDT by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: JBGUSA

This actually happened about 6 weeks ago, IIRC. I saw some pictures of the totaled aircraft. I believe the story is true. I also believe that the arab crew is not really enjoying life at the moment.


7 posted on 04/05/2009 12:54:37 PM PDT by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: JBGUSA

Muzzies seem to destroy everything they touch.


8 posted on 04/05/2009 12:55:27 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: JBGUSA

Awaiting news of seven beheadings.


9 posted on 04/05/2009 12:56:07 PM PDT by gigster
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To: JBGUSA
The Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technology crew had no idea that this is a safety feature so that pilots can't land with the brakes on.

Yeah. Like they care about learning to land...

10 posted on 04/05/2009 12:58:22 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 76 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: JBGUSA

Awaiting news of seven beheadings.


11 posted on 04/05/2009 12:58:32 PM PDT by gigster
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To: JBGUSA
This was because coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Muslim Arabs.

WTF?

Insulting to a ship of fools, The good news is they weren't in the air when they were "stuck on stupid"

Now every one of these will come with a lawyers warning, when doing a power up test,

DO NOT RELEASE BRAKE WHILE DOING A FULL POWER TEST!
تحذير لا تعفي الفرامل ، في حين تقوم السلطة الكاملة للتجارب!

12 posted on 04/05/2009 12:58:37 PM PDT by SERE_DOC (Today's politicians, living proof why we have and need a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: JBGUSA

This took place a few years ago and was suppressed so as not to sully the honor of Muslims and Muslim pilots. Yes the Muslim pilots (morons) trashed an airplane worth hundreds of millions of dollars


13 posted on 04/05/2009 12:59:07 PM PDT by dennisw (0gabe our very own Kenyan subprime president)
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To: driftdiver
This picture was on FR a couple years ago.

That explains the fallacy. I viewed and discussed these photos friday with family, and contended that the A340-600 is not the "largest passenger aircraft ever built". If the photos are several years old, that could be true, but now that title belongs to the A380.

14 posted on 04/05/2009 1:00:57 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: JBGUSA
The accident date was November 16, 2007.
15 posted on 04/05/2009 1:01:29 PM PDT by 6323cd (Loyal Opposition My Ass)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
This took place November 15, 2007. This from cargolaw.com (A respected website dedicated to commercial shipping and cargo accidents) :

There were 9 persons on board. Of them, 5 crew sustained injuries. There were no fatalities -- although only God knows why.

Airbus reports that of the 5 injured people, 3 remain in hospital. Two were released overnight. Of the 3 persons remaining in hospital, one is an employee of Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), a service provider for Etihad Airways, and 2 are Airbus employees. Airbus and ADAT are providing all necessary support to the persons involved and their families. An investigation has started and Airbus is providing full support to the official investigation authorities in France.

16 posted on 04/05/2009 1:04:58 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: JBGUSA

Of course, there is no excuse for the crew running this test without proper training. You don’t just run an airliner on full power on a whim.

But the fact that the aircraft would release the brakes without a command from the pilot is also disturbing.


17 posted on 04/05/2009 1:05:17 PM PDT by gridlock (Build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, he'll be warm the rest of his life.)
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To: Morgana
أعتقد أننا ينبغي أن نذكر الماعز كنا تعود؟
20 posted on 04/05/2009 1:09:07 PM PDT by SERE_DOC (Today's politicians, living proof why we have and need a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: JBGUSA

funny/tragic, but the A-380 is “ the largest passenger airplane ever built “

not the A340-600


21 posted on 04/05/2009 1:09:11 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: JBGUSA

Stories involving Muslims and planes always seem to end in crashes.

This is an old incident, btw


22 posted on 04/05/2009 1:10:24 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: JBGUSA
This brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the largest passenger airplane ever built, sits just outside it's hangar in Toulouse, France , without a single hour of airtime on the clock....

This is not the largest passenger aircraft - the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A380 are bigger.

23 posted on 04/05/2009 1:14:03 PM PDT by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: rdl6989
Muzzies seem to destroy everything they touch.

Yes, destruction is one of their sacraments.

24 posted on 04/05/2009 1:14:54 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: Blueflag

A-380 is “ the largest passenger airplane ever built"

Some Saudi prince bought the world's first A-380 a few years ago. Awaiting news of an A-380 crash somewhere in Riyadh....
25 posted on 04/05/2009 1:16:58 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: gridlock

The pilot had already informed the plane it was in the air (!) so everything from then on was a Cluster Frag waiting to happen.

A flight team not reading the manual - that’s disturbing! Can’t blame Airbus if the Carrier allows their plane to be used in a roller derby.


26 posted on 04/05/2009 1:17:57 PM PDT by agere_contra (So ... where's the birth certificate?)
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To: JBGUSA
Not having Read the run-up manuals ....

A quick reminder of "The Engineers Law":

When all else fails, read the instructions


27 posted on 04/05/2009 1:18:02 PM PDT by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: null and void

“Pardon me boy, is this the Abu Dhabi station.”


28 posted on 04/05/2009 1:20:27 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: JBGUSA

This series of photos has been circulating for a couple years now.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/airplane/etihad.asp


29 posted on 04/05/2009 1:21:04 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: Salvey

Snopes’ account:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/airplane/etihad.asp


30 posted on 04/05/2009 1:23:52 PM PDT by M. Dodge Thomas
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To: SERE_DOC
مسلمون + طائرات = كارثة
31 posted on 04/05/2009 1:24:06 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: JBGUSA
I'm certain that the NTSB guys are relieved that they don't have to investigate this one:
  1. It's a French built airplane.
  2. It's not a U. S. flagged airline.
  3. The accident occurred in France.
Even so, the conclusions would be simple - RTM (Read The Manual).

The flight crew should be BANNED FOR LIFE. Is there anyone out there who would like to have any of them on a future flight crew?

32 posted on 04/05/2009 1:27:45 PM PDT by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: JBGUSA

The buyer of the aircraft did not even see the need to have their pilots flight-tested and certified for the new craft on simulators at least, before an actual, live trial run?????

Outstanding!!!!!!!


33 posted on 04/05/2009 1:36:02 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: reg45

Hey! Can we get these seven guys to be 0bama’s aircrew. We could call it Muslim solidarity.


34 posted on 04/05/2009 1:36:04 PM PDT by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: JBGUSA

That’s one of the minor problems of Islam, a deep belief Allah controls EVEREYTHING, therefore there is no incentive to learn, invent or improve.
Also, you need to destroy everything that is against the Quran, since Allah has no control in that area.


35 posted on 04/05/2009 1:40:25 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: DakotaRed

Of course, if the incident was the result of untrained Muslim piloting the “official” investigation would hush this up.


36 posted on 04/05/2009 1:43:38 PM PDT by JBGUSA (If it's us or them, I choose us.)
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To: Morgana; SERE_DOC
Ixnay on the rabanay.

FMCDH(BITS)

37 posted on 04/05/2009 1:54:44 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Salvey

The Muslims have, in the last few decades, misused technology to trash not only themselves but also, increasingly, the rest of the world.


38 posted on 04/05/2009 1:55:51 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: reg45

Programers shorten it to “RTFM”. Apropos in this case, for sure.


39 posted on 04/05/2009 2:03:44 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: gridlock

The French version of the NTSB investigated this accident and produced a report. This re-telling of it is wrong. The crew didn’t pull any breakers. The nine people onboard were a mixture of Airbus and ADAT personnel.

They were doing engine run-ups on that brand-new A340-600 *with the wheels unchocked.* At some point, as the plane burned off fuel, it got light enough to begin dragging the wheels (or possibly it had enough thrust to overcome the friction of the parking brake). The crew stepped on the main brakes (which did disengage the parking brake) but they didn’t have enough stopping power to hold it either. As it accelerated further, somebody tried to turn it away from the wall, which reduced hydraulic pressure, reducing braking effectiveness even further. It hit the wall doing about 30 knots (~35 mph), rode up over the wall, and broke its back.

Since then, Airbus has changed its testing procedures. There are extra checks to confirm that the landing gear wheels are chocked before a test like this, and no more than two engines (one per side) can be run up at the same time on an A340, not all four as in this case.

}:-)4


40 posted on 04/05/2009 2:15:16 PM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: gridlock

The only part of this story that was completely accurate, BTW—nobody pulled the throttles back. According to the French report, they had only 13 seconds between the A340 first started moving and the impact with the wall. In that time, nobody grabbed the throttles and yanked them back to idle.

}:-)4


41 posted on 04/05/2009 2:16:43 PM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: Wuli

These guys were not flight crew. They were ground crew. It’s perfectly ordinary for non-pilot maintenance personnel to do things like engine run-up testing on aircraft. This time, Airbus screwed up by not having the wheels securely chocked.

}:-)4


42 posted on 04/05/2009 2:17:53 PM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: JBGUSA

epic fail

allu akhbar


43 posted on 04/05/2009 2:24:35 PM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: JBGUSA

If ya gotta buy Western planes...hire Western pilots.


44 posted on 04/05/2009 2:26:56 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: JBGUSA

There they go again, driving planes at full power, without any regard for life or property.


45 posted on 04/05/2009 2:31:45 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: silverleaf

Akbar

Akhbar means "news"
48 posted on 04/05/2009 3:07:49 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: Steven Tyler

“That’s one of the minor problems of Islam, a deep belief Allah controls EVEREYTHING, therefore there is no incentive to learn, invent or improve.”

Substitute the word “government” for allah and you have the democrap party belief.


49 posted on 04/05/2009 3:30:04 PM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Moose4
Airbus screwed up by not having the wheels securely chocked.

Would they be able to hold back 224,000 pounds of thrust?

50 posted on 04/05/2009 3:45:52 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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