Video of the Week: Airbus A380 Tail Scrape


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Last week, we showed you an A310 from FlyboyTV and promised more big-iron videos in the weeks to come – and since we mislabelled the A310 as an A380 on the home page, this might be a good opportunity to show you a real A380 doing some interesting testing. In this clip, the pilots bring the Airbus across the runway at minimum allowable airspeed and weather a pretty significant-looking tailstrike.

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