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Air Crash ? Hope This Is A Sick Joke.

Here's a copy of an email I recently received, I hope it's a joke as it's not only sad if true but pretty offensive as well. I reproduce it below complete with the grammatical, spelling and technical errors.

I think it's a pretty rotten piece of **** but would be curious to know if an accident did happen.

Also like your views on the originator of this nasty bit of work.


WRECKED A340-600 at TULOUSEFRANCE
These are pictures of the wreck of a brand new A340-600, in November 2007, that had never flown. Brand spanking new right out of the hanger, without a single hour of air time. Enter the Arab flight crew. Thank the French and their Arab friends for this bit of 'comedy of errors'. Nine employees of the Arab airline were in the aircraft, but not one employee from French Airbus was present. The Arabs taxied out to the run-up area. Then they took all four engines to takeoff power with virtually an empty aircraft. This was their first mistake as they obviously didn't read the run-up manuals. They had no clue just how light an empty air bus really is.
No chocks were set, not that it would have mattered at that power setting. The brakes will not hold it back at full power anyway. As it turns out, 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 takeoff but it had not been configured properly (flaps/slats, etc, etc). Then one of these brain surgeons decided to pull the 'Ground Sense' circuit breaker to silence the alarms. This fools the aircraft into thinking it is in the air.

That was their last mistake. As soon as they did that, the computers automaticlly released all the brakes and set the aircraft rocketing forward. The poor *******s had no idea that this is a Safety feature so that pilots can't land with the brakes on. There was no time to stop and no one smart enough to throttle back the engines from their max power setting. So the rest is as you see it below. Arabs, don't you just love 'em..............
Of Note: No one is talking and it didn't make the main stream media so who knows if there were survivors. Then again who really cares, some gene pools need to be thinned out anyway.


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Re: Air Crash ? Hope This Is A Sick Joke.

looks like another photoshop hoax to me...
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Afraid not... the crash is real... no idea about the account of "how" though...

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | France investigates Airbus crash

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"UPDATE November 19, 2007: FlightGlobal.com is reporting that the A340-600 "had completed its engine test-runs and was exiting the test area at the time of the accident." The same article also mentions confirmation from Etihad that the aircraft was a write-off."

found several mentions that no one from Etihad airline was on board, so the account above seems...er... inaccurate
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Re: Air Crash ? Hope This Is A Sick Joke.

The tone of the "piece" is, as you say, nasty.
The tone is also very anti-French/Arab.


They can't even spell Toulouse, Morons. ()

The crash did occur:

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | France investigates Airbus crash

Etihad Airbus Crashes Into Wall During Testing « Airline world

Seems it was freak accident due to... ??????

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Huumans when will you develop warp drive?


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looks like another photoshop hoax to me...
It happened rightly enough.
This Etihad A340-600 Severely Damaged in Engine Test (FlightBlogger - Aviation News, Commentary and Analysis) confirms it.

The "Editiorial" is probably US based judging by the tone
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It's not written very niceley is it

Let's not spark off another heated debate though or I'll close the thread
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It reads like a failure of crew communication. A new aircraft with a crew that had probably not worked together before so a lack of familiarity all round. A recipe for disaster.

Poor communication and cockpit management.

The tone of the piece strikes me as being someone who is a bit of a spotter. Has read all of the manuals, played with microsoft flight sim but has no actual air time in the left hand seat.

I would have expected a pilot to be more sympathetic and therefore don't think that this guy is aircrew.

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Something isnt right..

I dont like the email above either.. it comes across as Racist.

as mentioned, whoever wrote that email can't spell.
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Let's not spark off another heated debate though or I'll close the thread
Agreed. Should have put this in the Rant Room as it is very offensive and annoyed me to hell, just thought I'd get a few comments and see if there was any truth at all to it, no wish to get into another " debate " about this sort of racist crud.
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The message is racist and pretty nasty, even if the account is reliable.
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As an aside I find it a bit sad that "Airline World" refers to brakes as "breaks".
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Re: Air Crash ? Hope This Is A Sick Joke.

More details than you can shake a stick at on here - even down you fairly major disagreement on who was actually on board at the time.

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Re: Air Crash ? Hope This Is A Sick Joke.

It is clearly offensive and has racist overtones.....I am sure the poster did not post it to incite.

But its nice to see that freedom to express or report on this site...is there.

Now as people have expressed a feel that it is racist...I thought I would wait to post this and see how quickly AO respected other ethnic groups that may view this forum...and the fact that it is clearly has racist overtones...and has been reported as such.

How come I am able to post this



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Re: Air Crash ? Hope This Is A Sick Joke.

Chris. AO respects everyone equally. You were able to post as we do not believe in stiffling free speech and we all have day jobs so can't watch the board 24/7.

I can't see any good coming from this thread but thank the OP for bringing such an email to our attention. I'm in no way having a go at Nige005

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