Do you remember? a brand new Etihad Airways Airbus A340-600 destroyed after an engine test


10 years ago today. An Airbus A340-600 due to be delivered to Etihad Airways jumped its chocks during an engine test at Toulouse Blagnac on 15 November 2007. The nose went up and through a blast fence.

Investigators have determined that an Airbus A340-600 collided with a test-pen wall in Toulouse after it was powered up while unchocked, and an attempt to steer the aircraft out of danger reduced the effect of the brakes.

The test crew failed to reduce the engine thrust as the jet surged forward, attempting instead to stop the aircraft by pressing the brake pedals and turning the nose-wheel sharply to the right. It smashed into the pen wall, seriously injuring four of the nine people on board.


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