How Not To Show Off An A380
What's the dumbest thing to do with a plane when you've got VIPs and journalists on board one of its maiden flights? Crash. But that's kinda what the crew managed to do at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport over the weekend.
"Crash" could be taking things a bit too far, but scraping the tip of your aircraft's wing against a building doesn't give a good impression either. The plane sustained only minor damage and was able to fly four hours later, and the "Asian roadshow" of the A380 is continuing. Hopefully with pilots who didn't get their training at LAX.
[Photo: Ian Fuller]