Arab flight crew fails to read basics on new luxury aircraft


Finally, the photos are starting to leak out. Unfortunately we don’t have the soundtrack for the  ”allhau akbar” cries yet…

Well, I guess you don’t need a manual  to ride a camel. Coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Muslim Arabs.

Just in thanks to Mike

This spanking new Airbus 340-600, the 2nd largest
passenger airplane ever built, sits just outside its hangar
in Toulouse , France without a single hour of airtime.

Enter the Arab flight crew of Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies  (ADAT) to conduct pre-delivery tests on the ground, such a 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 take-off 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 take-off warning horn was blaring away in the cockpit
because they had all 4 engines at full power. The aircraft’s
computers thought they were trying to take off but it had not
been configured properly (flaps, slats, etc..)

Then, 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 it.

The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown due to the
news blackout in the major media in France and elsewhere.

Coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Muslim Arabs.

Finally, the photos are starting to leak out.


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6 Replies to “Arab flight crew fails to read basics on new luxury aircraft”

  1. I guess if they’re that stupid it’s alright to enslave or kill them. Good work reporters! Now we have a new scapegoat: stupid people. Those bastards don’t deserve to live.

  2. May 1st repeat via Sydney Morning Herald:

    Emirates accident Cockpit mayhem: the take-off that went wrong

    Cockpit mayhem: the take-off that went wrong
    Brendan Nicholson
    May 1, 2009

    THERE was mayhem in the cockpit of Emirates flight EK-407 on what should have been a routine night flight from Melbourne to Dubai.

    As the Airbus jet carrying 275 people prepared to take off on March 20, there were four pilots aboard for the trip — two in the cockpit, the other two resting.

    On the flight deck, the first officer and the captain fed routine information, including the plane’s weight and fuel load, into a computer. Procedure was for them to check each other’s work to avoid mistakes. At 10.31pm, the first officer opened the throttles and headed down the runway. As the plane gathered speed, its engines roaring, the captain told the first officer to ease it off the runway.

    But when the first officer tried, the jet stayed grounded. The first officer tried again. This time, the nose came up — but the rest of the Airbus stayed glued to the tarmac. The jet’s rear hit the runway with a bang. Spewing a trail of sparks, it hit the runway twice more, puncturing the skin of the jet, tearing off a panel and breaching the air pressurisation.

    Frightened passengers saw a flash and the sparks. Soon, they smelt burning. The cabin crew could not tell them what was happening.

    As the jet reached the end of the 3657-metre runway, it was travelling at more than 290 km/h. Now the captain switched the thrust levers, overriding the other controls to give full power to the engines. The jet began climbing. But it was still too low, hitting a runway light, then antenna equipment on the ground.

    Twice more, the tail scraped across the grass at the end of the runway. With barely seconds to spare, the jet rose over the grassy slopes outside the airport and finally reached a safe height. After the pilots told air traffic control of their “ground strike”, they circled the plane over Port Phillip Bay, dumping most of their fuel over the bay. With smoke in the cabin, the plane was given emergency clearance to land.

    It was only when the pilots checked their instruments that they spotted their potentially fatal mistake. Before take-off, their fuelled-up jet weighed 362 tonnes. But they had accidentally keyed in that it weighed 262 tonnes, resulting in too little engine power. Only the captain’s rapid reactions averted a fiery crash.

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