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Bremspropeller
11-16-2007, 08:25 AM
See what happened then:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/flightblogger/2007/11...severely-damage.html (http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/flightblogger/2007/11/ethiad-a340600-severely-damage.html)

Makes it the second dash 600 writeoff this week http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

BBB_Hyperion
11-16-2007, 08:33 AM
quality or competition problem ?

ploughman
11-16-2007, 08:36 AM
Ouch. That cockpit area looks to have been very seriously damaged, bad news. Hope everyone hurt makes a speedy recovery.

ephemere1962
11-16-2007, 09:02 AM
9 injured on board (3 severelly in the cockpit) and 1 on ground.

it happened during engine tests (full power) for delivery receipt. It's not known yet if it was a procedure problem or a material problem with the safety locks.

Aircraft is damaged beyond repair.

FluffyDucks2
11-17-2007, 07:03 AM
More info from "insiders" at this pilots forum http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=300539