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Reports of A400 Crash, Saville, Spain

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Old 9th May 2015, 12:50
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Reports of A400 Crash, Saville, Spain

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Old 9th May 2015, 12:53
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A400 crashed in Seville... AirLive.net: BREAKING A military plane crashs at Sevilla on Coca-Cola factory
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Old 9th May 2015, 13:15
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From Twitter it is one of the Turkish Air Force batch.
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Quite a plume https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VmnbLSyJvA
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Spanish media has shown some surprisingly close up images of the firefighting/ operation.
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Crashed almost straight after departure.

From RT: The aircraft was on a test flight, local TV station ABC de Sevilla said, adding that the crew contacted air traffic controllers about a technical failure after takeoff.


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For those who know me, I was NOT onboard - away from Spain at the moment, and due to a mobile phone faff, I cannot phone out/reply to messages. Desperately trying to find out more news - please can I ask that any/all speculation be avoided please out of respect for my colleagues. Thank you. PJ
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Reuters and national TV reporting 2 survivors....

Reuters: "At least three people died when a military aircraft with seven people aboard crashed into an irrigation canal in agricultural land one mile to the north of Seville airport, emergency services said on Saturday.

Two more people have been transferred to hospital with serious injuries and a further two people are unaccounted for, emergency services said."
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Spanish air force cargo plane crashes near Seville airport | World news | The Guardian
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Airbus A400M Crashes During Test Flight | Defense content from Aviation Week
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That plot fits with some reports that the ac departed from 09 and requested an emergency landing on 27.
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SEVILLE, Spain An Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, which had been ordered by Turkey, crashed Saturday near the Seville airport, killing four crew members and gravely injuring two other crew members, Airbus Defence and Space said.

"We confirm that there has been an accident with an A400M in Sevilla," Airbus Defence and Space said in a statement. "Airbus is devastated to confirm that of a total crew of six on board we have lost four of our crew members in the accident," the company said. "Two other crew members are currently in hospital in a serious condition".

All the crew members are Airbus employees and are Spanish, the company said.

"We express our deepest sympathy. They were fellow countrymen," said Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Reuters reported..........
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On Wednesday I was driving down the A303 past Boscombe Down & saw an RAF version flying an approach. It's now subject to a precautionary grounding.
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Reports of A400 Crash, Saville, Spain

Any idea about the nature of this flight? Test? Acceptance?
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Airbus Military is calling it a "first production flight". While that's not very clear, it was probably a first flight: handover from Production to Flight Test.
The customer did not seem to be involved.
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I know this is a military only type but its a big beast of a plane . I know that Mil flying can have a higher risk than civilian but not that much higher in transports in peacetime.
So where are the pages and pages of theorising and speculation that a accompany any significant civil accident.
Not making light of things at all , far from it, this still cost the lives as no doubt dedicated aviation people just wondered why such a radical difference, these guys were professional pilots just the same.
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Originally Posted by pax britanica View Post
I know this is a military only type but its a big beast of a plane . I know that Mil flying can have a higher risk than civilian but not that much higher in transports in peacetime.
So where are the pages and pages of theorising and speculation that a accompany any significant civil accident.
Not making light of things at all , far from it, this still cost the lives as no doubt dedicated aviation people just wondered why such a radical difference, these guys were professional pilots just the same.
Because, in the main, the pages on this forum are frequented by professionals, not a bunch of knob-heads

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Perhaps post 7 is, sensibly, being observed? ?
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Amen to that G-ARZG
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Posted by 212man. quote "Because, in the main, the pages on this forum are frequented by professional pilots, not a bunch of knob-heads".

I have thought hard about replying to 212mans post but feel that I must. I object to the arrogant inference that if one is not a pilot one is a knob-head. 212 has demonstrated that at least one pilot fits into that category.

Very sad event in Spain, RIP to all those involved.
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