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20-06-2011, 10:15   #1
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A380 Damaged



This was ment to perform at Paris but was damaged while under tow

Wing tip hit a building

And the A400 has engine trouble so it wont be flying either
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20-06-2011, 10:29   #2
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This was ment to perform at Paris but was damaged while under tow

Wing tip hit a building

And the A400 has engine trouble so it wont be flying either

Jesus H, airbus are gonna be pissed about that, someones gonna get fired for that.I wonder did they paint the A380 for that event?

Isn't the paris airshow very important in terms of new business for airbus, can they fly a replacement?
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20-06-2011, 11:11   #3
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It will still look impressive as a static display if they hide the bad bit.
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20-06-2011, 11:28   #4
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This seems to be happening alot with the A380 lately! (well the JFK incident)
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20-06-2011, 12:43   #5
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Korean Air gona fly their 380 in display...
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Jesus H, airbus are gonna be pissed about that, someones gonna get fired for that.I wonder did they paint the A380 for that event?

Isn't the paris airshow very important in terms of new business for airbus, can they fly a replacement?
Nobody will be fired,**** happens
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I'd say they're well pissed, that livery was made for the Airshow .
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20-06-2011, 17:46   #9
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I'd say they're well pissed, that livery was made for the Airshow .
Not really, it will now sit on the runway through the whole show and people can still walk around and admire it.

The wing damage has been covered up out of view. Airbus have already commandeered another A380 from Korean Airways to carry out fly pasts.

They now have two of these aircraft's hanging about at the show.
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Repaired and back in the air. Will be doing displays from today all the way through to Sunday.
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More photos in the aircraft photos thread.
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Ouch !

I wonder how much that would have cost to fix?
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Ouch !

I wonder how much that would have cost to fix?
The aircraft or the building?
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Holy sh!t
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The aircraft or the building?
The building, steel cladding is expensive. The aircraft wing is only made of fibreglass and could be patched up easily enough.
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