Skip to comments.Islamic Plane v. Wall (Wall wins, Religion of Pieces in Pieces)
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.
“The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown”
I’m thinking they’re probably toast.
deeply sadden NOT
Finally starting to leak? This picture was on FR a couple years ago.
Your post appears to be in pieces, pics? Link?
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.
Muzzies seem to destroy everything they touch.
Awaiting news of seven beheadings.
Yeah. Like they care about learning to land...
Awaiting news of seven beheadings.
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
funny/tragic, but the A-380 is “ the largest passenger airplane ever built “
not the A340-600
Stories involving Muslims and planes always seem to end in crashes.
This is an old incident, btw
This is not the largest passenger aircraft - the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A380 are bigger.
Yes, destruction is one of their sacraments.
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.
A quick reminder of "The Engineers Law":
“Pardon me boy, is this the Abu Dhabi station.”
This series of photos has been circulating for a couple years now.
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?
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?????
Hey! Can we get these seven guys to be 0bama’s aircrew. We could call it Muslim solidarity.
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.
Of course, if the incident was the result of untrained Muslim piloting the “official” investigation would hush this up.
The Muslims have, in the last few decades, misused technology to trash not only themselves but also, increasingly, the rest of the world.
Programers shorten it to “RTFM”. Apropos in this case, for sure.
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.
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.
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.
If ya gotta buy Western planes...hire Western pilots.
There they go again, driving planes at full power, without any regard for life or property.
“Thats 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.
Would they be able to hold back 224,000 pounds of thrust?