January 13, 2013

It Was Allah's Will

A brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the 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 as 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 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 because coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Muslim Arabs.

Finally, the photos are starting to leak out.

Stinking infidel airplanes.

Story here.

H/T to my brother who just got his pilots license at 62 yoa.


Doom said...


You break it you buy it! Hey, let's let them try it with another one... once they get out of the hospital!

Gorges Smythe said...

If all else fails (and you're still alive) read the directions with the next one.

LL said...

Insh Allah.

It looks as if the price of gasoline at the pumps just went up -- because somebody has to pay.

USA_Admiral said...

Arabs are an insult to the modern world.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

They needed more goats the night before.

WoFat said...


Kid said...

God willing....

Anyway, Beautiful.

Subvet said...

On a related topic, when I went through basic Sub School back in '71 there was a story going around about how one of our old diesel powered subs had been sold to Turkey. Supposedly on their first run out to sea, when it came time to dive the boat whoever was assigned to shut the access hatch didn't do his job and their brand new sub promptly filled with water and sank like a rock. It might be complete BS but still, it fits in with whats known about Muslims. Stupid is as stupid does.

sig94 said...

Subvet - If it ain't got a harness and a hump on it they ain't gonna drive it.