Airbus A340 F-WWCJ (A6-DHG) has jumped chocks during engine tests at Toulouse, rode over a huge concrete noise-reducing wall barrier and has lost a large part of its forward fuselage which broke away. Several injuries reported and can only assume its a w/o (was due for delivery to Etihad Airways in 8 days or so ) - c/n quoted as 856.
As can be seen in the photo, the entire cockpit section has broken away
Sympathies go to anyone injured in this accident.
Is there anybody out there?
SKY News are quoting Fabrice Bregier as saying it's damaged so badly as to be "irrecoverable".
My wings are like a shield of steel.
Good news - Etihad are saying none of the injuries to the engineers are life threatening.
some very lucky people, I would be surprised if some of the injurys are serious leg and back.
How is going on with the rebuild of the crashed aircraft? What happen with the servicable parts? Does they get recertified or implemented in other new aircrafts?
Does anyone know more?