I have two questions. First, did this particular story actually happen? And would it really not let the pilot shut the engines down if the altimeters were set wrong? It seems to me like there's many other things the plane would use to determine if it's on the ground, like radar altimeter and sensors on the landing gear.
Second, can anyone explain some other interesting little Airbus computer quirks like this one (besides the whole flight envelope protection system)?
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