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Airbus A320 crash at Habsheim airshow, France 1988

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Uploaded on Jul 21, 2009

This was an Airbus A320 that crashed at Habsheim, Alsace, France on June 26th 1988. Despite what many people belive the aircraft was NOT being flown by a computer at the time. In fact it was being piloted by captain Michael Asseline, the aircraft was supposed to fly by at 100 feet but clearly it was lower. The captain stated in a post crash interview that his altimeter read 100 feet, despite this he felt the altitude was lower and he commanded the engines to full thrust. The engines did not respond in a timley fashion, an issue that had been encountered before on the Airbus A320 in fact this was only not proven because an AIRBUS official at the scene switched the flight data recorder for a blank one of the same type this was only found out several years after the captains imprisoment. Email me if you'd like to know more.

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