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The evacution test of the A-380 was less succesful as Airbus describes : 30 persons injured, a woman broke a leg and some technical details failed.

Could you post or link more details?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Apr 9th, 2006 at 09:15:32 AM EST
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BBC: Volunteers injured in A380 drill

One man broke his leg and another 32 people suffered minor injuries during an emergency evacuation drill of the new A380 superjumbo in Germany.

Plane owner Airbus said the exercise - a key step which the A380 must take to prove its airworthiness - was a "great success" despite the injuries.

About 850 passengers and 20 crew were evacuated from the plane in 80 seconds.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Sun Apr 9th, 2006 at 09:36:59 AM EST
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The test took place on 26/03 in Hamburg/Germany.
The first news about te test came from Reuters :
European plane maker Airbus said on Sunday it had interrupted an evacuation test for its new A380 double-decker plane after an incident in which several people were injured as an evacuation slide dis-inflated.


The struggle of man against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting.(Kundera)
by Elco B (elcob at scarlet dot be) on Sun Apr 9th, 2006 at 10:23:31 AM EST
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Hi DoDo, Elco B & all !

This is my first post here, so I wanted first to tell you how much I enjoy this place in general, and specifically the "technological" diaries (planes, trains, clocks).

DoDo, you'll find actual stories of people who did participate in this test at flightglobal.com :

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2006/04/06/Navigation/179/205793/Airbus+A380+evacuation+trial+f ull+report+everyone+off+in.html

by balbuz on Sun Apr 9th, 2006 at 02:07:22 PM EST
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Hi balbuz!  Welcome to ET.

Good link!  Thanks for sharing that.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Sun Apr 9th, 2006 at 02:24:38 PM EST
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Welcome to ET balbuz, thanks for the link.

The struggle of man against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting.(Kundera)
by Elco B (elcob at scarlet dot be) on Sun Apr 9th, 2006 at 02:33:58 PM EST
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Thirded!

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Apr 9th, 2006 at 05:27:21 PM EST
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