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Another new Airbus incident

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posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 07:26 PM
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There was another incident with a brand new Airbus in testing from the main factory in France. An A330-200 on a test flight, with 10 people on board suffered a sudden decompression during flight. It was due to be delivered to Air Mauritius in the next few days. On the flight were two pilots and an observer, six Air Mauritius representatives, and a supplier representative.

The two pilots and observer were in the cockpit, while the others were walking around the cabin. It happened too fast for the 7 in the cabin to get oxygen masks, resulting in no serious injuries. All seven were taken to the hospital for precautionary measures.


Seven occupants of an Air Mauritius Airbus A330-200 aircraft were taken to hospital after a depressurisation incident yesterday (21 November).

The twin-jet, the first of two A330s ordered by the carrier last year was performing a customer-acceptance flight from Toulouse, the final step in the process before an aircraft is delivered. It had been due to be formally received by Air Mauritius in the next few days.

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While I don't think this says anything about Airbus or their aircraft, it might be time to have some meetings on safety for them.




posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 07:50 PM
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Talk about bad timing...

You build a craft, spend good money getting it up to spec for the customer. You invite him for a test drive before he hands over his wallet, he's on the verge of sining the cheque then all of a sudden, *pop* goes the window....

Boeing saboteurs, perhaps?



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 01:35 AM
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Atleast the pilot got it down safely, unlike that Greek 737 a number of years ago.




How common are decompressions in flight? Does Airbus do High blow tests?



 
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