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F-WWCJ (cn 856) An Airbus A340-600 due to be delivered to Etihad Airways jumped its chocks during an engine test at Toulouse on 15th November. The nose went up and through a blast fence.
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A visitor from United States posted Tue May 13, 2014:
Do not fret; this plane did not go to waste. It was cleaned up and given to Virgin Atlantic for cabin crew training.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue August 6, 2013:
Talk about early retirement

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon June 3, 2013:
What a sad and terrifying scene :(

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 15, 2012:
V1.....Rotate! Oh wait, we have a problem

A visitor from - posted Tue March 13, 2012:
Please Pay Attention; This wasn't done by pilots. This was the result of an engine run by some less than knowledgeable mechanics. There is a detailed description farther down.

A visitor from Colombia posted Fri March 2, 2012:
This sure was repair and is now flying, sad lost of lives, how can they have that barrier in an airport?

A visitor from United States posted Tue February 14, 2012:
Why was this hidden so well? Are they embarrassed that they sell planes to people that do not know how to fly them?

A visitor from Germany posted Fri December 2, 2011:
A lot of people called this incident : The first A340 broke the sound barrier. :)

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat May 21, 2011:
Capture!what a sad loss of such a beautiful a/c.

A visitor from - posted Sat May 14, 2011:
Millions of dollars lost? No worries. To make up for this, our petrol prices go up!

A visitor from Canada posted Sat February 19, 2011:
When you think you are having a bad day at work...hope no one was injured. I like the fact that you got the two people by the horizontal stabilizer...gives one a good size comparision! ***** Wayne C.

A visitor from China posted Sun December 12, 2010:
Now thats a very sad incident there, sorry for the ppl inside ... If this plane was not choked before engine run up then its a very serious mistake there by Airbus. Whatever happened to the safety procedures they had to follow ? Anyways i think this plane is still salvageable as the fuselage is built in Sections so its easy to replace the nose section but have to rewire the whole plane not to mention all the controls coming from the cockpit which will take months. Its gonna take months before this big bird can fly again.

A visitor from - posted Wed November 17, 2010:
You hear so many stories within the aircraft industry about test failures many untrue but you can not deny this one. i believe it was an adat crew

A visitor from France posted Sat October 16, 2010:
Who is writing the rules and carrying out these pre-delivery checks? Also, sounds like a culture of complacency where whistle-blowing and speaking up is discouraged. Needs further investigation at the company level. It's a miracle nobody was killed.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat October 2, 2010:
Perfect shot of accident scene

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat September 4, 2010:
Someone can say me what hepened with the pilot?

A visitor from - posted Tue June 1, 2010:
Sad to see this bird in this shape. Great pic however.

A visitor from United States posted Sun May 2, 2010:
Wow looks like Airbus lost millions...

A visitor from - posted Mon March 8, 2010:
A mistake worth millions. to sad. Month Old I think. and I guess that the airbus employees who worked on this bird is upset. blood and sweat, destroyed in seconds

A visitor from - posted Wed February 17, 2010:
Wow! A totaled plane, from a cement wall...I wonder what would have happened to it, had it crashed into a cement building?!

A visitor from - posted Wed January 13, 2010:
I think that it losts the head =P

A visitor from United States posted Fri January 8, 2010:
A picture is worth 1,000 words. I think this is what check lists are for. It really could happen to any of us.

A visitor from - posted Thu October 29, 2009:
This photo just shows that although the same testing has been done before, time and time again, there is always maybe that margin of error that can cause a US$200 million accident. I hope that if there was anyone in the cockpit, that they were OK as there is no mention of this.

A visitor from - posted Tue October 20, 2009:
Cool. :)

A visitor from - posted Mon October 19, 2009:
This aircraft did not jump chocks - there were no chocks installed prior to engine run up. an untrained member of ground maintenance crew took all 4 engines to MCT- causing the take off config warning to sound... Then.. one of the crew decided to pull the GPWS aural alarm breaker - however this defeated the air/ground logic, telling the a/c it was in the air. Thus the brakes were all released, (safety feature to stop the a/c landing with the brakes on). The engines remained at MCT for just under 10 seconds - they were not retarded prior to hitting the wall.

expensive error there.

A visitor from - posted Tue October 13, 2009:
Wow that's an expensive mistake! Such a shame. Excellent photo though.

A visitor from Spain posted Sat September 19, 2009:
Very Nice,Sad for the peepz onboard.

That was a bit stupid though because
it plummeted straight into it on
landing before ripping the Cockpit!
Looks like a sad day for the
Pilots.

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon July 27, 2009:
Great Photo! Bad plane! I think it

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed July 22, 2009:
Guess its not a jump jet!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 9, 2009:
An Etihad spokesman said the canceled order related to an aircraft which rammed into a concrete wall during engine testing at the planemaker's Toulouse headquarters in November 2007, injuring 9 people including 4 seriously.

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 9, 2009:
This aircraft was part of an order for 8 A340-600. Because of this accident, Etihad announced July 8,2009 that 1 aircraft is cut from the order.

A visitor from United States posted Sat June 27, 2009:
Message from Airbus to Etihad: We regret to inform you that delivery of your new A340 will be delayed.

A visitor from - posted Wed April 29, 2009:
Why. why did it have to happen to such a beautiful bird :(:(:(
why not a a380. they're ugly. not the beautiFul one!!!

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 17, 2009:
Excellent photo - Not so excellent crew

A visitor from Sweden posted Tue February 24, 2009:
Great foto, you really can see the destruction.
Why did they use the parking brake instead of disengage it and use the pedals?! Major error any way.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon February 23, 2009:
What is that sucks for the people that work on it

A visitor from Singapore posted Sat January 10, 2009:
Sad fate for a beautiful bird. What can i say?

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 8, 2009:
According to Aviation Safety Network...
Airplane damage:Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
"The wheels were not chocked when the crew started engine and brake tests at 15:19"

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 18, 2008:
This is great!

A visitor from United States posted Wed November 12, 2008:
Wow. this is just too much pain to bear. that could have been mine, except for the crash aspect. wonderful machine, too bad its no more

A visitor from - posted Thu October 23, 2008:
This is why I always sit at the BACK of the plane ;)

A visitor from United States posted Sat August 16, 2008:
Sad pic for me.i love Etihad Airways

A visitor from United States posted Sun August 10, 2008:
Very clear shot. What lens/camera was used? From an A&P Mechanic who helped rebuild some wrecks, most is salvageable I'd imagine. We took the nose off a similarly damaged A/C. Mfgr can do computer stress analysis and identify stress points to change. Most of airframe can be re-used as is Ldg gear, systems, engines etc. Much inspection work is required and stringers and skin and some bulkheads to be replaced where heavy damage is, along with possibly doublers added for strength. Cockpit is probably trash, but if crew survived then possibly all instrumentation and much avionics can be reinspected on a bench and recertified. You'd be surprised. As an ATP rated in an airliner that was rebuilt I flew the airliner that was rebuilt on its first flight and it flew like a new A/C. Flew straight and no one would know it was ever damaged, except that it was the only one of its kind that had a special belly doubler where the fuselage "cracked" open and was obvious as it was a mirror finish due to special aluminum and you could comb your hair in the reflection as it shone like Air Force One!

A visitor from Germany posted Fri August 8, 2008:
Actually there are 2 blast walls facing each other, that's why the plane could crash into it. MSN 856 ist still at the airbus site, hidden in a hangar. They haven't decided what to do of it yet.

A visitor from Canada posted Tue June 24, 2008:
Good example to show how powerful the engines are, and why not to run them all at full power while only chocked.

To answer a question/comment below, usually (always) there is at least one person in the cockpit to 'rev' the engines.

A visitor from Italy posted Mon June 16, 2008:
The photo is crisp and detailed...just the right angle too. Its also proof that just because you can ride a camel, doesn't mean that your qualified to do this !

A visitor from Argentina posted Wed June 11, 2008:
Come on! We all would love to be there. Just think on the sound!!!

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu May 15, 2008:
Everybody have bad days, in this case the poor airbus was turned into junk RIP.
But the shot is still cool

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu April 24, 2008:
Now, correct me if I'm wrong; but shouldn't the blast fence be BEHIND an aircraft during testing, and not in front of it ??? Just a thought !!

A visitor from United States posted Sat March 22, 2008:
Just think. You work for ethiad and you're all excited about getting a brand new 340, watching the engine test...then....BAAAMMM. No more plane for you. sucks

A visitor from Spain posted Thu March 20, 2008:
They have a small problem...
Great shot!!!

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 11, 2008:
Wow!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Wed January 23, 2008:
Wow! too bad the airplane had to end like this.
It didn't even get to carry a single person (besides Airbus). I'm just glad no one was hurt.
it's too bad that in 2 weeks the same airplane crashed. I just hope this doesn't happen to another airplane!

A visitor from Sweden posted Fri January 4, 2008:
A whole new airplane ended like this too bad

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Tue December 18, 2007:
Here you see how to waste a bright new plane, its soooo sad :( I hope they used some parts for other A340s

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed December 12, 2007:
I hope they got a new one!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue December 4, 2007:
These things happen theres nothing we can do about it but as long as no one was hurt then its ok but if someone was hurt my heart goes out to them

A visitor from Canada posted Sun December 2, 2007:
Is there people inside? I wish not!

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 29, 2007:
Ouch! I simply can't stop looking at the pic, let alone think what is salvageable or not... I'm sure there's got to be some sort of insurance.

A visitor from France posted Wed November 28, 2007:
The gloomy blue-ish light really puts the sad feeling into this shot. It's a bad situation; but a good shot of it.

Those people talking about jumping the chocks: Two recent telex messages from Airbus have stated that this aircraft was NOT chocked (confirmed), contrary to procedures. Second Airbus states that all four engines were running at high power (EPR 1.24-1.26, confirmed) which again is contrary to procedures stating only one engine at a time (plus a little power on the other wing for symmetry).

Also the late response time to retard to idle was pointed out: 9 seconds from initial movement. The crew were aware of movement, since after 2 seconds they pressed brakes manually and released parking brake, appearantly leaving the engines at high power at this stage.

It is not clear who had responsability for the run; Airbus is not confirming that it is them. There was Etihad staff present so it is possibly them (unconfirmed). For sure, some people are going to be in some heavy reviews about this.

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Tue November 27, 2007:
The best!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue November 27, 2007:
Great picture. Glad it wasn't a 747.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Fri November 23, 2007:
A beautiful picture but a bad day for the financial director of Airbus !

A visitor from - posted Thu November 22, 2007:
:S so sad to see all of the first class suites go and all of the luxury equipment. Glad no one was hirt though

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu November 22, 2007:
Sad to see a beauty of a bird like this in this shape. Still it's in this shape even a bigger beauty
then a boeing!!

A visitor from Israel posted Thu November 22, 2007:
Ouch! What a misfurtune & mishandling.

A visitor from France posted Thu November 22, 2007:
Don't think that anything could be saved off this aircraft. By the way you can see the left wing tip, shows that it may have made contact with the wall this is why the right wing is lower. Shame for Airbus and Etihad - hope the injured are ok.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed November 21, 2007:
If they kept the brake pressure, nothing would have happened... but: because the brake pressure decreased the engines at full throtle caused a nose up movement... luckily there was a wall right after the airplane: can you imagine what it could have caused without the wall? A full throtle aircraft without brakes ''shaving'' around the airport could have costed lives.

A visitor from United States posted Wed November 21, 2007:
Obviously a major malfunction

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed November 21, 2007:
Guys/Gals - this is the 3rd A340-600 mishap this month, an SAA A346 buried its nosegear into the sand in Cape Town while trying to backtrack, then Quito, and now this sad waste of a beautiful plane. What a month - but that should be it now - bad luck happens in threes!

A visitor from United States posted Tue November 20, 2007:
Quite a few armchair troubleshooters claiming low brake pressure. brake pressure doesn't help if you don't monitor your minimum fuel weights and the tires break traction. so many factors, maybe we should all let the investigators investigate. photo is excellent showing what can happen when little factors line up to give a bunch of good guys a bad day.

A visitor from Chile posted Tue November 20, 2007:
Well done , gracias ,

A visitor from France posted Tue November 20, 2007:
Ouch..seems that RR engines are actually very powerful..
I think at least 2 or 3 engines, tail, APU or wings are savageable..

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue November 20, 2007:
Realy sharp focus. the figures give scale to the incident. pity the cropping or original capture did not include more of the nose section.

A visitor from Greece posted Tue November 20, 2007:
:(

A visitor from Greece posted Tue November 20, 2007:
I think that you should be careful on what you are writing. An accident is always a bad thing and you should not fell happy about it...

A visitor from Ireland posted Tue November 20, 2007:
Great picture, well done...

As for the comment below "That's why boeing is king"... It's a pity that in this person's mind, Boeing (spelt with a capital letter by the way) stands much taller on the debris of other aircraft - The world is big enough for both...

Surely the Airbus/Boeing debate should remain light-hearted and encourage excellent aircraft design & healthy competitiveness across the world, not descend into sneering and laughing at other people's mistakes and injuries. It's possible this was an accident caused by 'human error', not the aircraft itself.

Any accident that a person can walk away from is the best type, and I for one, wish them a speedy recovery.

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 19, 2007:
This is good for spare parts, and yes it can be repaired...costly and sad that this happened, someone is being fired for this, be assured!

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 19, 2007:
A superb "early-retirement" of the A340-600.

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 19, 2007:
Terrible waste of resources. This a/c is going to be officially written off, but it was insured by Airbus, so Etihad is fine.

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 19, 2007:
This plane is perhaps the first A340-600 out of service, and at a operating cost of a few million dollars per hour since completition.

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 19, 2007:
The tail section, four engines, landing gears and perhaps the wingbox are salvageable, the frame itself is definitely a WO. The cockpit is ... AWOL.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon November 19, 2007:
The light, the drab colouring for what is a very sad sight portrays the mood.

A visitor from Germany posted Mon November 19, 2007:
Impessive

A visitor from Austria posted Mon November 19, 2007:
Way beyound believe

A visitor from Hungary posted Mon November 19, 2007:
So sad, I can't believe it. The second accident for A346 this month :((

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 19, 2007:
Etihad would probably get another one. obviously its wasnt their fault...unless they wanted to check the thing by themselves to make sure :)

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 19, 2007:
Wow – safety is our number one focus and this looks like someone overlooked a critical detail when testing. My best wishes go out to those who got hurt and to there families. This was a costly check out in many ways; I hope airbus investigates this toughly so to prevent another occurrence.

A visitor from Canada posted Mon November 19, 2007:
I've seen something like this in vancouver, an a310 jump the shocks to hit the hanger. if you do a run-up with an airbus air mode you dont have brake, parking brake, reverse and steering, airbus phylosophie you dont need all this if your in the air. mistakes do appen

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon November 19, 2007:
Bad day for Airbus and Etihad. Power- and beautiful plane destroyed. Any other pictures online or maybe a video?

A visitor from Hungary posted Mon November 19, 2007:
Great and amazing.

A visitor from Greece posted Mon November 19, 2007:
Our best wishes to those Five persons were injured.

A visitor from India posted Mon November 19, 2007:
There is something wrong in this ground run procedure. Normally for full power run ups the airplane is anchored to the ground with steel cables. Just chocks and brakes are not enough. Also during a ground run the blast deflectors are supposed to be behind the engine. This airplane is pointing the wrong way. Obviously there is more to the story. Hope Airbus comes out with a detailed report.

A visitor from Singapore posted Sun November 18, 2007:
Gosh!!! It is the Ex-Thai(HS-TNA) Which is the plane model I bought.

A visitor from United States posted Sun November 18, 2007:
I am not the smartest guy in the world, but I have been an aircraft mechanic for 11 years. Aren't you supposed to do engine runs with the nose AWAY from the blast fence???

A visitor from United States posted Sun November 18, 2007:
Bunch of whiners! Drag it off, cut the damage off, stop drill the cracks, turn it into a mini A340.

A visitor from Portugal posted Sun November 18, 2007:
Very good foto

A visitor from Argentina posted Sun November 18, 2007:
Indeed more than one must have made a BIG mistake for this to happen. As always, accidents are the sum of thousands of little mishaps. I must say however, the comment saying that this is why Boeing is King is Bullsh..

A visitor from Germany posted Sun November 18, 2007:
^^ Well, Boeing might have better brakes, but Airbus has the better planes :-)

A visitor from Belgium posted Sun November 18, 2007:
Thanks for the pic.
Get well soon to all injured employees.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun November 18, 2007:
Truly a shame. thank heavens there were no fatalities

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun November 18, 2007:
Should have jumped higher!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun November 18, 2007:
Awesome pic showing what happens when an expensive piece of equipment is left in the hands of idiots!

A visitor from Singapore posted Sun November 18, 2007:
Same incident as the Iberia A340-600, which overshot the runway. Both Etihad and Iberia A340-600 are damaged. They have lost against their competitor B777-300ER.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun November 18, 2007:
I hear a third world airline is interested in purchasing the aircraft now.

A visitor from Israel posted Sat November 17, 2007:
First Iberia, then Etihad.
Who's next?

A visitor from Malaysia posted Sat November 17, 2007:
What a waste! :'(

A visitor from United States posted Sat November 17, 2007:
What an amazing picture. It sure is a bad month for A340-600s. It really is such a shame to see such a new bird in such horrible shape.

A visitor from United States posted Sat November 17, 2007:
Sad to see it snuffed out before delivery.

A visitor from - posted Sat November 17, 2007:
This photo is so much better than any I have seen. Very detailed and able to see clearly where the front of the plane is completely gone.

A visitor from United States posted Sat November 17, 2007:
This picture is amazing! I do find it hard to believe that it simply jumped its chocks, though. An engine run-up test should obviously have the brakes set as well, at this picture proves why . . . Something mechanical must have failed with the brakes or a pre-test procedure wasn't followed.

A visitor from Australia posted Sat November 17, 2007:
A classic!!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat November 17, 2007:
Personally I think its still salvageable.....Not!!

A visitor from France posted Sat November 17, 2007:
I am still wondering whether the results of a roots analysis will be soon published !

A visitor from France posted Fri November 16, 2007:
I know one of the guys that was on the plane, he's called wango and he's fine. Lucky eh

A visitor from Canada posted Fri November 16, 2007:
WHAT A WASTE!!! I'm still in shock just looking at the picture that NO ONE was killed. This picture is great in that it so sureal it looks like a model display. Great catch of a not so great moment!

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
The three most important things in regard to any aircraft engine-run are, brake pressure, brake pressure, brake pressure. Everything else is optional extras.

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Whoops! it's a goodthing there were only injuries that could've been a lot worse. hopefully etihad gets a refund.

A visitor from New Zealand posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Oops !! looks like someone had a bad day at the office !! how do you explain that one to the boss ??

A visitor from Norway posted Fri November 16, 2007:
That HAS to be one of the earliest write-offs ever.

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
OH NO! What a shame. This makes me slightly suicidal.

--Veeshal

A visitor from Turkey posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Sad but true...

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Holy..

I thought this bird was a scrap photo on the thumbnail.. Hope the people injured come out okay. All I can say is, good timing.

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Oh My God!! scary shot there!

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
This must have been something to see! Wonder if it will show up on You-Tube.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Right place right time - for photographer!
Sorry for A'Bus and the injured guys, lessons learnt we hope
Paul

A visitor from New Zealand posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Sad to See A Beautiful Bird Like This In That Condition. Hope Its Not A Complete Writeoff But judgeing By Where the Cockpit Is now who Knows. P.S an Airbus Spokesperson reported that nine on board were injured and one person on the ground so 10 people injured in total.

A visitor from Poland posted Fri November 16, 2007:
What a shame to see such a beautiful aircraft in one of the worlds best liveries,destroyed before anyone gets to fly her,airbus have some questions to answer i think

A visitor from Sweden posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Nice shot. Very sad cause that's a new bridy

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Ooops!

A visitor from Brazil posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Very rare and bizarre accident. Sadly this brand new airliner is a write-off.

A visitor from Mexico posted Fri November 16, 2007:
OMG! Very shocking shot. Leaves me speechless. T.B.

A visitor from Germany posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Great shot. Also the first where I can see the front section. In the news of our local radio station they said, that they needed about 8 hours to stop one engine.

A visitor from Canada posted Fri November 16, 2007:
I guess the engines worked ok. Too bad the chocks didn't. In fact the engines might be one of the few things salvagable from this wreck. Glad there were no fatalities.

A visitor from New Zealand posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Such a sad site to see! Rumour has it, that the aircraft is a write-off :(

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
It seems it's on the chopping block to be beheaded... Amazing.

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Thats really sad.

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
That is a truly sad picture. Such a beautiful plane, and such a sad fate.

A visitor from Canada posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Ouch, those engines must be mighty powerful to jump the chocks,
i wonder who is paying for the damage, and if airbus will give a new a40 to Etihad

A visitor from Taiwan posted Fri November 16, 2007:
OMG! a nightmear in Bikini

A visitor from Canada posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Thx for the photo! I hope Airbus be more careful next time.

A visitor from Finland posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Oh my God! Terrible scene!

A visitor from France posted Fri November 16, 2007:
November is not a good month for A340-600...

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
What a shame- that plane is f***d! Thank God no fatalities.

A visitor from Canada posted Fri November 16, 2007:
And I thought that I was having a bad day.

A visitor from India posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Heavens!!!! Are you kidding me....That's a brand new plane that was just destroyed.

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Wow!, Such a sad sight to see a brand new plane damaged like that. Looks like it was a pretty violent accident. Hope injuries are minor.

A visitor from Spain posted Fri November 16, 2007:
I tnhing is good photo because are a plane crash

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Sad ending for this A340.I hope no one was seriously injured.

A visitor from Germany posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Superbe photo et rare... On ne voit pas souvant ce genre de scène à Toulouse

A visitor from Switzerland posted Fri November 16, 2007:
What a waste of a beautiful bird!

A visitor from Germany posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Not a good time for A340-600s this week. First Quito and then this

A visitor from Germany posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Ouch- I hope the insurance will pay

A visitor from Malta posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Sad, very sad view, as thats the second accident for an A346 this month :(.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri November 16, 2007:
A very sad sight. My thoughts go out to the injured workers and their families, may they make a speedy recovery.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri November 16, 2007:
My goodness. Crashed even before delivery. Sad view.

A visitor from Germany posted Fri November 16, 2007:
What a pity... that is bad - oh my god, i am really shocked! such a beautiful aircraft destroyed so early :( i hope the 5 injured people are okay!

A visitor from Australia posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Great timing of a magnificent machine.i betetihad r really mad now

A visitor from India posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Unfortunately i had to rate this picture with 5 stars. Its sad to see this "virgin" beauty banged up like that. In my opinion, the 346 is the most beautiful of the whole Airbus family. But im glad everyone is ok - the lucky 340 crash streak continues. Regards Nitin (India)

A visitor from Ireland posted Fri November 16, 2007:
What an impressive view that is! Glad to hear that there are no fatalities.

A visitor from Germany posted Fri November 16, 2007:
What a sad sight, an airplane cracked like a nutshell

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Fri November 16, 2007:
A very bad fortune for A340-600 within few days, this is the second one!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Fri November 16, 2007:
Wow first the Iberian Airlines A340 skids off the runway and then this, not a good week for this model line

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My selection of the best pictures on Airliners.net, with a bit more interest for Dutch airlines. 300.000 views!
Good by member bravo45
Rainbow Contrail
Stunning Military by member outis34
Exciting shots of air forces around the world
Truely The Best Of The Best, And Nothing Less! by member CarbineGuy
Dedicated to Paulo Emanuele, May You Rest in Peace - Only the best pictures on Airliners.net make it here! (Updated Daily)
Yan Album by member b787Dreamliner
A selection of my favorites pics on Airliners.net
Beasts Of The Skies by member KilRoy07
28000+
Top 500s And My Favs by member karabaa340
Great images
My Favourites! by member Aerosreenivas
The best airline photos that I like!
Cunning Captures by member Daleaholic
Photos which I believe capture aviation in a unique way!
!!!! - The BEST Ever On @.NET - !!!!!!! by member MLWinans
The ones that always make you say I wish I could be the guy takin that picture.
Commercial Aviation by member braniffthebest
From Emirates to Eastern
Unusual Situations by member billardth
Aircrafts in amazing and unaccustomed situations
~@~ MY FAVORITES ON @.NET ~@~ by member Viper911
All the Shots that make this site so Special.
Dream Birds by member cocom3power
For Basti and Alexandra, with all my love
Best Pictures by member Spenser
My Favorites
Awesome Stuff by member JetMech
Stuff that JetMech likes!
Airliners.net Best Of by member w800
Take a look @ the most amazing av photos..
Love Foto by member AGEG
My love fotos
Fbj46pix by member Flyboyjim46
Ex USAF Tanker Pilot military & civilian pix
My Favorites by member mmu69
great shots
Aircraft Accident Photos by member a330mike
Photos of Aircraft Accidents
Airliner Giants by member jmattner
hard to believe they can get their wheels off the ground
Dan's Choice Awards by member machwebuk
A selection of my favorite photo's
Not Something You See Every Day by member AllegiantAir
Strange pics I've seen looking through the database.
Speechless (Unique Shots) by member Scotland1979
Timing shots, angle shots, background shots, cool plane shots, etc.......
✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ Simply, EPIC ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ by member MaximLezin
~ Exuberant ~ Triumphant ~ EPIC ~
A Cross-section Of My Favourites by member Omega1153
No topic, just the pictures I'd frame if I had the room
Great Shots From All Over The World by member PanAm_DC10
A selection of shots we can all enjoy!
The Few, The Proud by member FWA2500
My favorite photos. Period.
Cool Pics by member bradyboy
My Favorites
My Fav's by member 135Mech
Thanks to all the fantastic photographers out there!
Damage; Ouch That's Gotta Hurt! by member JetMech
Deep pockets needed here!
Personal Choice. by member Fox808
Everything that looks good :)
The Real Wings Of The Web. Awesome Shots! by member NaPapa
Breath taking, amazing pictures!
Only Amazing by member unitedairlines
The Best Pictures!!
My Kingdom For An Aircraft Photo by member HoratiuGoanta
by Horatiu
End Of The Line by member AC_B777
Graveyard photos
Anax by member anax
God is a spotter!!!
GABEFAW by member gabefaw
Just the Best
Nothing Special by member peacemaker0079
Just some Photos I ran into
Le Reve Est La-haut... by member Stealth69
The dream is up there...
My Album by member _AA_777_MAN
good stuff
Nice Shots by member A3M
at airliners.net
The Weird, Rare And Exotic Album by member fzardini
Weird, Rare, Exotic, not common and oddities of aviation
Great Pictures by member hbpilot22
some of the best on the web
Jeremy's Favorite Shots by member SESGDL
Fav Shots
My Favorites Photos by member luis4
My favorite airliners.net pictures
PeteRepeats Favorites by member PeteRepeat
My all time favorites! Lots of Air2Air, Unusual angles, interesting subjects or otherwise special pictures from Airliners.net.
The Birds Of The Sky. by member MogaViorel
In my opinion, the best photos of Airliners.
Positive Climb... Gear Up! by member a3ro
A beautifull selection of what I've seen on Airliners.net
A340!!! by member LufthansaPilot
best Airbus plane!
My Favorites by member lexy
The very best of Airliners.net!
FWDs Favourites by member FWD
Shots that caught my eye
Accidents by member LuiePL
Accident Photos
Incidents & Accidents by member UpperDeck79
Incidents and accidents all around the world
Eye Candy Of The Sky by member GdsF100
Eye catching photos
Amazing Airliners by member airliner747
My Favorite Photos
Aviatomy's Faves by member aviatomy
An aviation epic to inspire!
Oh, Boy !!! by member dylan
Things you don`t see every day...
A Little Bit Of Everything... by member Marshies
Fixed wing and helo favorites over the years; some artsy, some just cool
Aircraft I Like by member mcbob1
Unusual or beautiful aircraft
Great Planes Of The World by member Leo747
My favorite Planes of the World
Simply... Amazing by member jelle0597
The greatest dream of the human being is to fly...
Beautiful Pictures by member Astro
Beautiful pictures
Photos That Caught My Eye! by member JohnR
Anything that made me look twice.
As Melhores Por Roni by member roniandrade
The best photos (my opinion)
Best Shots by member jetblueguy22
My favorite pictures on the a.net
Airbus by member buspip
Shots of new and/ or rare Airbusses
Great Shots I Like Them by member waseembcn
i like them
Diversas E Interessantes by member FCFONTESTORRES
Fotos de diversas companhias Aéreas no Brasil e no Mundo
WN230's Favorite Pics by member WN230
cabin and exterior shots that appeal to me
Interesting Shots by member 2H4
Shots that catch a database editor's eye
My Airliner Fav's by member ScorpioDylan
Photos of the aircraft that really catch my eye, take it, and fly it around the world
My Favorites by member MikkoH
My favorite airliner photos
Champs Of The Air by member PetervanB
Some of the most beautiful pictures on A.Net
Amazing! by member dommc
The best of the best, showing these AMAZING machines!
Aviation by member xxbkb24
Aviation
Airplanes Of David by member davidsluis
its my album^_^
A.net Banner News by member YYZflyer
The little banners on the homepage (started Jan 20, 2007)
Day After Day On A.net by member TVS152
Best of on A.net, daily update
James Stevenson's Favourite Photos by member virtual
Some of my favourite Airliners.net photos
The Best Pics by member worthbe
good pics
Hades by member Hloutweg
Scrapped air and space craft
You'll Like What You See! by member kidflyer1
You just want to be There!
Da Bus"s by member rdhamr309
all together!!
Ajay 747 by member akraichura
Boeing747-400
The Greatest Pictures Of Airliners by member ahmetarda98
Product of a long search!
The Pics I Like Very Much by member SteffiPeters
nothing more to say
A.Net Best Airliners Photos by member airportugal
Some of the best airline stuff around a.net
Cracking Shots. by member scoward
My personal Favourites from Airliners.net.
The Best Airliners by member guilhermex
best airlines
My Favoriates by member jamiewu0203
None
CrashSpotter by member DREAMSPOTTER
Oups...!
Photos by member vafcmater
photos
Photos To Download by member kmanmarr
download
Sky Art by member ScamKay
Metal birds create perfection
Airbus`s by member Brazile
Airbus
Zahedan by member ahmadr
best of bests
Why I Love Aviation by member Airplanes4life
Pictures I love.
Bluedevil's Special by member bluedevil
strange and unusual aviation pics
Moriarty Is Not Morbid, But Very Interested In Crashes/incidents by member Moriarty
My respect to anyone affected by the situations (both lethal and non-lethal) here. I have a strong interest in accidents and their investigations.
My Jets by member 4engines4lnghll
Its Plane Love
Super Shots by member wabbit42
Some of the best, weirdest and most beautiful shots.
The Best Only! by member EKa340dxb
Only the best, from A.net!
Flying Heavy Metals! by member bf109hartmann
Cool...
Only The Most Talented! by member Janek777
The best shots on ANET with different angles and skills.
My All Time Favorites by member taha
the best on airliners.net
Some Of My Favorites... by member airplanenut
Added as I see them...
Fav. Planes, Shots, And Whatnot by member GQfluffy
Random favorite A.net pics
The Best Photos And My Favorites by member Brazile
The best photos and my favorites
WE MAINT YOU! by member MD80Forever
Ground engineers that love airplanes
Airbus by member YYZflyer
Very cool Airbus shots
AWESOME ODDS AND ENDS!!! by member BLIKSEM
ENJOY
Skinners Favourites by member skinnerde
all time favourites
Conduct Unbecoming by member swinntd
Endings
My Album by member deBreyne
My favorites photos.
The Greatest Shots Ever!! by member Lanchile
Look at the display of these Magnificent Machines Please view you will be very impressed
Speed Needs No Translation by member karan007a380
best photos of big aircrafts
Crashes by member wabbit42
An album showing pictures of crashes.
Airplanes & Storage by member Nitrohelper
Big Planes are Best
Aircraft Disasters by member OhioUPilot12
wrecks
Astounding! by member Lanas
Some hot photos I came across in airliners.net...
The Shots That Making The A.net The Best by member 4xeks
the shots i really like
Out Of Service. by member jelle0597
Out of service.
AA-ArcherAlbum by member Archer
6/9/05
Sad Moments In Airline History by member carledwards
Photos of airliners at the end of the line
Accidentes by member antoniov
Todos equipos
Amazing Shots Or Airliners by member rajayazi
WOW
Favourits by member janoslazar
Favourits
Tiadarcy by member tiadarcy
civil
Oooopses by member piston2011
OH DEAR...
KABOOM -5,000+ Views!!!- by member ZeleniPas
Airplane crashes/incidents. Includes accidents from tiny mishaps like "airplane fender-benders" to the big ones. RIP to all innocents that die of plane crashes
The Shots I Love In Airliners 2 by member 4xeks
my fevs
Best Shots by member carpenma
Anything I think looks cool
Accident Shots by member AC_B777
Accidents & crashes
A Global Odyssey Of Planes And Places by member SA7700
A representation from the entire airliners.net community.
Favourite by member summersun
Favourite
Cool, Amazing Or Pics I Just Like by member lutonspotter
Cool, Amazing or pics I just like
Nice Shots by member yellowphoenix8
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Accidents & Mishaps by member shawnpm
Accidents & Mishaps
Amazing Pictures by member MDuwe
my favourite place pics on a.net
My Favs by member hvs89
My favs
Accidents by member luis4
Some pictures of accidents
Comercial by member Bettopy
Just my favorites!
Favorites by member atlturbine
Nice Pictures
Wow! by member williamsze
Special and Fresh and Joy!
All-time Faves 2 by member MIKEP777
Cracking WHOOPS shots. Enjoy
KyleZOA Favs by member KyleZOA
My favorite pics on A.net
Amazing Shots by member shuwais
My Personal Favorites
The Most Awesome!! by member 737tdi
The best of the lot.
Aviation Photos by member alext
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Jeph by member dawson
i lov this album
Vip's Favorites by member vip
My favorite pictures of A.net :)
The Big Show by member dingdang
Everyday's NO.1
Middle Eastern Airlines by member LuiePL
My favorite photos of different airlines from the middle east
Best Pics On Airliners.net by member Twitan
My fav pics on Airliners.net
Visionaire by member visionaire
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Jamaan Pic's by member JAMAAN78
past dream
Antti`s Photo Album by member Antti1994
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Airbus A340s by member LuiePL
My favorite photos of the 340
My Favourites by member Ju87
blah
My Favourite Pictures by member YannickH
The best pictures in airliners.net
Oops!... I Did It Again by member SkyHigher
Uh oh, something bad happens.
Brilliant Photos by member atomsareenough
shots i think are particularly noteworthy
Oops! by member KL5147
Something went wrong
Special Purpose A/C by member BOACVC10
Photos of A/C in special or complex configurations (assorted)
Aircraft3d.com Reference by member Mix1976
Collection of images related to Aircraft3d 3D Models
Fav by member lubro
lubro's fav
Leenone's Air Pic Choice by member leenone
leenone's air pic choice
Best Of The Best by member shatters1
New album
Favorite Pics by member tcco94
A collection of my favorite airliner pictures!
Airplanes by member RodrigoDias
The most beautiful photos
Whoops! by member schlattone
special shots
Aircraft That Are No More by member bigjuliechc
Aircraft that have bit the dust-so to speak
Failed... by member elvinzhou
Great shots of Damaged aircraft
WTF! by member Dahlgardo
Weird things
SHEH by member sheh70
For Hamed
Guy's Favorite Shots by member guygg
Various shots I like...
Aircraft Accidents by member Bruiser
Ooops
Accidents, Incidents, And Disasters by member nixverstandt
Accidents, incidents, and disasters
Kedvenc Képeim by member pandi
fotók
Luke Johns Planes by member N1KE
have fun
Just Planes by member jyri
Only planes
My Aero -favorites by member thyan54
no comment.
My Favourites by member madrugada
The best images I've seen in this site
Spectacular Shots by member SaintJimmy
look here ^
Just Plane Nice Pics by member BlackBirdSR71A
nice shots
AIRLINERS PHOTO AWARDS From 1950 To Now!!!!! by member ThomvZonneveld
every most viewed photos from every year. a photo must have a least 10000 views to qualify for this album
Patrick's Favorites by member y2kmaster
Favorites
Neat Photos by member N328KF
Neat photos
Ooops by member tolipc
Ooops
My Favorites Photos by member santini
Best photos
Favorite Pictures by member canadakid2
My favorite pictures.
Mishaps by member vilperi
Things didn���´t go well.
Jeepers Creepers by member A1RCANADA
Speechless!
Unique by member quyphd
situations
My All Time Favourites!!!! by member djg7346
The best shots
Scary Shots by member alexspots
real scary
Gone, But Not Forgotten.... by member KSBD
Airlines- Then and Now
BEFORE The Newness Wears Off!! by member piston2011
And She Resembles the Rest of the Fleet. SCRUFFY even....
El Guapo by member CL30
YES
Hopla ... by member OKPAU
mishaps ...
My First Love by member Shamrock109
The album name says it all
Great Pics by member lc130mech
I like them!
Bartonsayspictures by member bartonsayswhat
Random pictures that i've come across and enjoyed
AIRBUS A340 by member agent222
my photo collection from all over the world...
My Choice by member GateWay
This Album is dedicated for the best photos Ive seen on Airliners.net
Aviation's Most Beautiful by member mlcolvin
My Favorite Photos
Wings World by member CT86
Best of Best
Skyways by member cmblade
All my favourite snaps
J.C.A.M's Aviation Photo Collection by member s9502182d
The Best Photos On Airliners.net
Cool Pics by member anarchistns1
Nice..!!
BoeingFan787 Favourite Photos Album by member BoeingFan787
There i will add mine favourite photos
No Comment by member kl5147
With respect to all
OPPS! by member jamiewu0203
None
It Wasn't My Fault... by member maxudaskin
I swear, it wasn't me!
Anything (...Flies!) by member Chris136
Various
Personal Choice by member OMueller
no comment
The Jenkins Boys Favourite Shots by member skippy12
Our favourite pastime
Misc. Photos by member danwarner125
Planes
Cool Pictures by member pilotboy5
Cool Pictures
Following My Dreams by member chrcaremanav
My Dream at 46 years young to work in Aviation.
Etihad by member LuMicah
Etihad Aircrafts
Mooi by member joosttovitch
Nice
Randoms by member captainjezz
just planes
Accidents by member pauliak
Various accidents caught on camera
SNAFU by member GooseBayGuy
Ground staff snafu
Incidents by member LuMicahMicah
Accidents
SCRAPPING by member 9YPBM
LIFE AFTER DEATH
Favorites by member SMFBase
A.Net Favs
Crash-001 by member psilons
Of those sad scenes
Eye Catcher by member kaleidoscope
Spot the difference
Airplane Album by member Charliepoboy
Various
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