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    So you spend 200 million on a new plane

    And your pilots start it up and forget the basics, your new plane never gets to fly.This folks is a never used, a brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the largest passenger airplane ever built. It was built for Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi. They took all four engines to max power and ran into a wall. The story going around among flyers is that this story was given a news blackout because it was deemed unflattering to the Abu Dhabi flight crew.


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    Quote Originally Posted by adnoid View Post
    This actually happened before the plane was delivered - it was a ground crew screw up and the ailine got it's money back from Airbus.

    ASN report: http://aviation-safety.net/database/...?id=20071115-0

    Discussion from a pilot's board.
    Ah thanks, was it airbus people in the cockpit? Seemed odd that it happened in Nov. but we're only now hearing about it. Sad anyway. My brother in law was offered a flight in one of these, he declined but I offered to go in his place. Sadly for me, he declined again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CASuzk View Post
    The story going around among flyers is that this story was given a news blackout because it was deemed unflattering to the Abu Dhabi flight crew.
    If only I could get a news blackout every time I do something stupid...
    Just thinkin' out loud....




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