Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fast Finger Freddy strikes again

Wrong computer numbers caused Emirates jet to almost crash at Melbourne Airport

Tail Strike -A6-ERG, Airbus A340-500, Melbourne Airport, VIC, 20 March 2009

I didn't initially realise just how serious this incident was. According to the preliminary report the aircraft didn't actually start climbing until 300 metres past the end of the runway, taking out a strobe light and two radio transmitters along the way.


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