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  • A320 ditch in France

    We just learned that.

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    Translation
    "an airbus missed it's landing at Perpignan ( south of france ) and finished it's course in the sea, only 5 people on board."

    We don't know yet if it's an Air France training or a flight from Airbus Industries.

    EDIT !!
    D-AXLA was training at Perpignan,as GXL888T

  • #2
    First the terrorist attacks in my city & now this, what a terrible day
    Prayers...........

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    • #3
      They are now talking about a New Zealand Air Force A320, and some others about a Stardust airline plane.. ( from NZ too )

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      • #4
        Seems like it was D-AXLA in full Air New Zeland colours prior it's delivery flight to ANZ.
        Some news say they where 7 people on board.
        Sad news.
        La Roche Spotters

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        • #5
          A320 ditched in the sea

          In french.
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          Aircraft ditched on a training flight near Perpignan
          D-AXLA XL Airways Germany....
          So far one body is recovered.
          “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

          Erwin

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          • #6
            In english here ?

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            • #7
              Ah didn't saw that one since this is the correct forum
              “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

              Erwin

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              • #8
                I hope there were survivors, yet it seems there usually aren't in water ditchings. It will be interesting to hear why a brand new aircraft that wasn't even delivered yet had to ditch.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Crunk415balla View Post
                  I hope there were survivors, yet it seems there usually aren't in water ditchings. It will be interesting to hear why a brand new aircraft that wasn't even delivered yet had to ditch.
                  Aircraft wasn't brand new.
                  I was first flying for ANZ, then was leased to XL Germany, and was under maintenance at Perpignan airport to go back to ANZ.
                  The two pilots were the ones from XL DE as it was flying under "Stardust" callsign.

                  The ceiling was low this day and maybe EGWPS was off. We will see after the investigation of the blackboxes. If the BEA ( Bureau Enquetes Accident, the office that investigates accidents in France ) takes the file, we will maybe know .. next year.

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                  • #10
                    Very sad news indeed. Until we know the full story let's just hope at least some people made it out in one piece.

                    Paul
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                    • #11
                      Ah, thank you for clarifying that.

                      I found an article in English.



                      PARIS - An Airbus A320 passenger plane crashed off the coast of southern France during a training flight Thursday, killing at least one of seven people on board, French authorities said.

                      The plane plunged into the Mediterranean sea 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) east of the French city of Perpignan, near the border with Spain, at around 4:30 p.m. local time (1530 GMT), according to a communications officer at the headquarters of the government representative in the region.
                      But I must ask, Jonathan, WHY would you assume that the EGPWS be off in the first place...
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                      • #12
                        I don't know, i'm not gonna make any suppositions i wasn't inside the plane. I was just thinking of the plane banking too low, how could it finish in the water while flying at 3000 feets to intercept an ILS ?

                        They found a 3rd dead body i'm affraid no one survived the crash.

                        The Aircraft was under maintenance or paintshop, we don't really know yet at perpignan. If it was under maintenance ( as they were doing a test flight ) i supposed something was turned off, or went wrong during the flight for them to finish in water.

                        Let's now wait for the blackbox and the official investigation before making stupid suppositions like i am doing right now.

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                        • #13
                          Sounds disturbingly similar to the Armenavia A320 that went swimming off Adler, except that this one carried no SLC.

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                          • #14
                            Quite abit more info here via a link on pprune.

                            There are grave concerns for five New Zealanders on board the Air New Zealand Airbus A320 which crashed off the coast of France early this morning.

                            Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Rob Fyfe said one Air New Zealand captain, three Air New Zealand engineers and a CAA inspector were on board, as well as two pilots from German charter company XL.

                            The Air New Zealand (Air NZ) captain was from Auckland and the engineers from Auckland and Christchurch, Mr Fyfe said.

                            He said one body had been recovered, however French media reported up to three bodies had been found.

                            A prosecutor's assistant for Perpignan told TF1 there was 'no hope of finding survivors". He said the search would be called off at 11.30pm local time (11.30am NZT) and resume in the morning.

                            "At this stage we don't know the status of personnel. We have grave concerns for the situation," Mr Fyfe said.

                            "Naturally, this is an extremely difficult time for us all and the full resources of the airline are being put into investigation."

                            The crash comes exactly 29 years after the Mt Erebus disaster, when Air NZ flight TE901 flew into Antarctica's highest mountain killing 257

                            Mr Fyfe said the anniversary added a new dimension to today's tragedy, which was already poignant for Air New Zealand staff.

                            He said the wreckage of the A320 was in water. "A search and rescue operation is currently under way and one body has been retrieved. At this stage the status of the six other people on board is not known."

                            A spokesperson for the Marine Department in Toulon told Le Monde newspaper: "There are no survivors
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by press.co.nz
                              The plane was seen flying low over the French Mediterranean shortly before the crash. It had taken off from Perpignan Airport and had reportedly carried out a touch-and-go landing before heading for Frankfurt, Germany, when it plunged into the sea.

                              Lydie Benedicte, who works on the information desk at Perpignan Airport, told ABC radio that the plane had dipped down into the sea very quickly.

                              "The aircraft crashed direct,'' she told the station. "It's not far from the airport. That's why the aircraft was not very high in the sky … that's why a lot of people saw the crash near the coast of Cannes.''

                              Jean Dunyach, head of Civil Security at the Prefecture in Perpignan, told Stuff.co.nz that the search for survivors would resume at 5am local time (5pm today, NZ time) when specialist divers would be sent in.

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