"The tech's did not notice on their ops check that the ailerons were moving the wrong way. Neither did the crew."
In fact, if the Captain had followed the correct pre-takeoff flight controls check procedure, a warning message would have been presented. This only appears if the control stick is held in the fully deflected
position for 2 seconds (as per SOPs, of course...). Therefore, not only did he mis-interpret the flight controls position on the ECAM whilst doing the check (relatively understandable) but he didn't hold it long enough for a warning to be generated.
This is what I heard from a BA
Airbus Captain shortly after the incident. I actually have no experience myself on the Airbus. The wing came very close to the ground by all accounts, and if it had not been for the First Officer's quick thinking, it could all have ended in tears.
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...