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Airbus 330 Cn42

Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:47 pm

what happened to this aircraft ?
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RE: Airbus 330 Cn42

Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:59 pm

She crashed at Toulouse whilst the Airbus test pilot was demonstrating engine out capabilities to a Thai International crew. 7 perished.®=F-WWKH&airline=Airbus+Industrie
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RE: Airbus 330 Cn42

Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:06 pm

A330-321 F-WWKH (Cn 42) built in 1993 with a total airframe time of 360hrs was on a test flight on 30JUN94 at TLS as part of the preparation required for the certification of the Pratt & Whitney equipped Airbus A330 autopilot to Cat. III standards. Besides 3 crew there were 4 pax also on board all of whom were killed in the accident.

During take off at TOGA power, to test one of the system modifications, there was a change in the attitude of the aircraft to a higher pitch than intended. Several attempts to engage the autopilot and correct the situation were unsuccessful primarily due to conflicting inputs from the Captain and the F/O. The aircraft ultimately went out of control and crashed.

Hope this helps.

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