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How a circuit breaker crashed an airbus

Skank

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Does that A340 say "JIHAD" on the side of it?

How a circuit breaker crashed an airbus? You should get a job at a newspaper writing headlines. As we all know, headlines are meant to capture attention, and not convey anything related to fact.

It took a bunch of morons doing all the wrong things to break this airplane. The circuit breaker was just a footnote in the long list of things wrong with what they were doing.
 

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It took a bunch of morons doing all the wrong things to break this airplane. The circuit breaker was just a footnote in the long list of things wrong with what they were doing.


Thanks for clearing that up for everybody.
 

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That crew must have had some awesome type training!
 

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And once again we will realize how important good reporting is, instead of believeing some no name website with non pilots on the controlls. Here is the official report from Airbus:

FROM : AIRBUS FLIGHT SAFETY DEPARTMENT TOULOUSE
SUBJECT: A340-600 - MSN 856 - ACCIDENT IN PRODUCTION OUR REF.: F-WWCJ AIT 2 DATED 20th OF NOVEMBER 2007 PREVIOUS REF: F-WWCJ AIT 1 DATED 16th OF NOVEMBER 2007

THIS AIT IS AN UPDATE OF PREVIOUS AIT N°1 CONCERNING THE A340-600 PRODUCTION AIRCRAFT MSN 856 INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT IN AIRBUS PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN TOULOUSE ON THE 15TH NOVEMBER 2007 AT 17:00 LOCAL TIME.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS ACCORDING TO THE RECORDERS, WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR RELEASE BY THE FRENCH INVESTIGATION AUTHORITIES (BEA).

FOR ABOUT 3 MINUTES BEFORE THE END OF THE EVENT, ALL FOUR ENGINES EPR WAS BETWEEN 1.24 AND 1.26 WITH PARKING BRAKE ON AND WITHOUT GROUND CHOCKS.
THE ALTERNATE BRAKE PRESSURE WAS NORMAL. (WITH PARKING BRAKE ON, BRAKE PRESSURE IS SUPPLIED BY ALTERNATE).

13 SECONDS BEFORE THE IMPACT THE AIRCRAFT STARTED TO MOVE. WITHIN 1 OR 2 SECONDS THE CREW APPLIED BRAKE PEDAL INPUTS AND SELECTED PARKING BRAKE OFF. THESE ACTIONS LED THE NORMAL BRAKE PRESSURE TO INCREASE TO ITS NORMAL VALUE.

2 SECONDS PRIOR BEFORE THE IMPACT, ALL 4 ENGINE THRUST LEVERS WERE SELECTED TO IDLE.
THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE CONTAINMENT WALL AT A GROUND SPEED OF 30 KTS.


THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY AIRCRAFT SYSTEM OR ENGINE MALFUNCTION.
AIRBUS REMINDS ALL OPERATORS TO STRICTLY ADHERE TO AMM PROCEDURES WHEN PERFORMING ENGINE GROUND RUNS
ENGINE GROUND RUNS AT HIGH POWER ARE NORMALLY CONDUCTED ON A SINGLE ENGINE WITH THE ENGINE IN THE SAME POSITION ON THE OPPOSITE WING OPERATED AT A LIMITED THRUST SETTING TO AVOID DAMAGE TO THE AIFRAME
WHEEL CHOCKS ARE TO BE INSTALLED THROUGHOUT THE TEST.

YANNICK MALINGE
VICE PRESIDENT FLIGHT SAFETY
AIRBUS







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Nine personnel from Airbus and United Arab Emirates engineering company Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies were on board the jet at the time, five of whom were hospitalised as a result of the 15 November accident.


 

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Anyone know the details as to the insurance arrangement with Ethid?

Seems like Airbus' insurance carrier shouldn't be responsible. No representatives aboard and totally not their fault; or at least it appears that way.


Although the A340-600 already had been painted in Etihad Airways' colors, Airbus was still the owner of the aircraft and it was insured on the policy of giant aerospace manufacturer EADS, which owns Airbus. The A340 bore a French test registration at the time of the incident. The agreed value of the aircraft for delivery to Etihad Airways was $148 million but EADS' policy has a maximum hull insurance value of $300 million, according to an insurance broker's report.
 

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Anyone know the details as to the insurance arrangement with Ethid?

Seems like Airbus' insurance carrier shouldn't be responsible. No representatives aboard and totally not their fault; or at least it appears that way.

Nine personnel from Airbus and United Arab Emirates engineering company Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies were on board the jet at the time, five of whom were hospitalised as a result of the 15 November accident.

It appears that no personnel from Etihad were onboard.
 

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Anyone know the details as to the insurance arrangement with Ethid?

Seems like Airbus' insurance carrier shouldn't be responsible. No representatives aboard and totally not their fault; or at least it appears that way.

Not sure how that works when crews from other airlines test an airplane owned by Airbus.

But I would say that Airbus is at fault for not providing proper supervision.
 

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