27 March 2006

Airbus A380 Passes Safety Test

The Airbus A380 passed a critical evacuation test, making it increasingly likely that this plane, designed to carry up to 853 passengers and 20 crew, displacing the Boeing 747 as the biggest jumbo jet in the sky, will enter commercial service in the near future. It took 80 seconds to get everyone off the plane in a test, with 32 minor injuries and one broken leg. While not perfect, it was well within the range of government safety standards.

If history is any guide, at some point during its service, this class of plane will also become the source of the most deadly plane crash in history.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

That's cool to have your own airplane!