Engines? Check! Brakes? Fail!!



Etihad Airlines is now short one airplane.  Last night, engineers were testing the engines of their newest Airbus A340-600 when the plane suddenly jumped the chocks and crashed into a jet blast barrier.  The tests were being conducted at the Airbus factory in Toulouse France before delivery to the airline.

10 people were on board and 5 sustained minor injuries.  The aircraft, however, looks like it might be a write-off.

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