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French BEA releases final report on A340 engine test accident at Toulouse
9 December 2008

The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses published the final report of their investigation into the Airbus A340-600 accident at Toulouse Airport in November 2007. A ground crew was conducting pre-delivery engine and brake tests when the airplane ran into a concrete containment wall.
The accident was occurred because the tests were carried out without chocks and the engine power reached the limits of the parking brake.
When the aircraft moved forward the engineer was caught by surprise and he focused on the braking system instead of reducing engine thrust. (BEA)