This morning I came into work and like every other morning began the day reading the aviation news supplied by the company. In doing this I came across one of the worst news articles I've ever read, "Airbus Sees No Delay to A380 Service" by the Associated Press. Allow me to quote the first two lines
"PARIS (AP) -- The Airbus A380 superjumbo will enter service later this year as scheduled despite the rupture of a wing during ground tests, the European aircraft maker said Friday.
Airbus spokeswoman Barbara Kracht said the wings of the 555-seater may require "refinements at certain points" as a result of the fracture, which happened Tuesday during ground testing in Toulouse."
Does the author not realize that the wing was broken intentionally? Did they not see a picture showing the humongous gig constructed to snap the wing?
By this logic all cars would be unsafe because, during testing, plastic men are put inside and the cars "crash full speed into walls".
The article does go on to describe the testing process, but an uninformed person just reading the headline and introduction could easily and incorrectly deduce that the A380 is unsafe. Who writes this tripe? There have got to be some smart journalists out there.