Airbus A380 suffers a minor collision

 

 

Airbus

 

 

The world’s biggest passenger airplane nicknamed the ‘Superjumbo’ collided with a building while taxiing during the 49th International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget.  The incident occurred last week in preparation for the event.

 

Image by Reuters

 

 

 The collision caused the A380 to lose the left wingtip.  The damaged aircraft is part of the Airbus fleet for testing and demonstration purposes.  Korean Air flew one of its A380 to the show to come to Airbus’ rescue.

 

Image by Reuters

 

 

According to Wikipedia, 69 units of the A380 have been produced (as of June 23rd, 2011) at a cost of €260’000,000.00 each.

 

Korean Air

Source: The Wall Street Journal

June 25th, 2011.

TRC

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