Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Pretty awful news out of Toronto's Pearson Airport today as an Air France Airbus A340 caught fire while landing in bad weather. No doubt this will bring up more derision of Airbus products as "Scarebuses" even though the type of plane all but certainly had nothing to do with the accident. And the CBC website report features an odd statement from airport officials that the airport's lightning detection system has been malfunctioning due to lightning in the area. Huh? That's like a smoke detector not working because there is smoke around it.
Posted by Tim Gueguen at 3:50 pm