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Re: A340 crash in france....
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2008, 06:30:36 AM »
Turns out the takeoff warning horn was blaring away in the cockpit because they had all FOUR engines at full power. The aircraft thought they were trying to takeoff but it had not been configured properly (flaps/slats, etc).
Someone decided to pull the "Ground Sense" circuit breaker. This fools the aircraft into thinking it is in the air.

BIG mistake!  As soon as they do that, the computers released all the brakes. (Safety feature so that folks don't land with the brakes on.)

If this information is correct and the story is true, this makes this whole incident a riot!  My apologies to the injured, but pulling a circuit breaker to kill a warning horn which also releases the brakes is something straight out of a Three Stooges short or maybe the Keystone Cops.   ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl:: ::rofl::

« Last Edit: March 03, 2008, 06:32:30 AM by Rooster Cruiser »
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