The musings of a politically incorrect dinosaur from a forgotten age where civility was the rule rather than the exception.
The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, One of the largest passenger
airplane ever built by Airbus, sits just outside its hangar in Toulouse ,
France without a single hour of airtime.
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
ADAT crew taxied the A340-600 to the run-up area.
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.
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
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. The
ADAT 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, totaling
extent of injuries to the crew is unknown due to the news
blackout in the major media in France and elsewhere.
of the story was deemed insulting to Muslim
the photos are starting to leak out.
French Airbus: $200 million dollars Untrained Arab Flight
Crew: $300,000 Annual Salary Unread Operating Manual:
meets retaining wall and the wall wins.