Etihad Airways A340-600 seriously damaged in ground testing accident in Toulouse

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A brand-new Etihad Airways Airbus A340-600 suffered major damage and five people were seriously injured after the aircraft jumped chocks during ground testing and slammed through a blast deflection wall in Toulouse. The accident, which happened at the company's Saint-Martin site on 15 November, involved A340-600 MSN856, which was carrying out ground run-ups of its Rolls-Royce Trent 500 engines ahead of delivery to Etihad. Airbus and Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies staff were on board at the time of the accident.