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A Nice A340.....at least it was

BEfly

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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 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
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Then one of the ADAT crew decided to pull the circuit
breaker on the Ground Proximity Sensor to silence the alarm.
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The computers automatically released all the Brakes
and set the aircraft rocketing forward.
The ADAT crew had no idea that this is a safety feature so that pilots can't land with the brakes on.
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Not one member of the seven-man 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, totaling it.
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The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown due to the news blackout in the major media in France and elsewhere.
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Coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Muslim Arabs.
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Finally, the photos are starting to leak out.
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I think this happened last year sometime but I'm not sure. Just thought I'd share
 
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waka

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old news




I also find it funny that you rated your own thread:rolleyes: when it wasn't even a thread yet
 
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avbug

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Most of the pictures don't show up anyway. Simply a screen that says "sign in to Yahoo."
 

BEfly

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Sorry. They were really cool pics. This is my first time posting something like this so my apologies to everyone who wasted their time. Love the sarcasm BTW
 
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