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Airbus to continue test flights and production of A400M despite Spain crash


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Airbus to continue test flights and production of A400M despite Spain crash

Airbus says it will continue test flights and production of its A400M military plane the despite Saturday’s crash in Spain which killed four of its employees.

The planemaker says the next test flight will take place on Tuesday, departing from its base in Toulouse.

On Saturday an Airbus plane struck a pilon as it tried to crash land near Seville.

Two pilots and two engineers died. A mechanic and another engineer were helped out of the wreckage by three civilians before the plane caught fire.

They are in hospital in a serious condition.

The A400M which crashed was due to have been supplied to Turkey in July.

The country, along with Britain, Germany and now Malaysia, has suspended flights of the new plane.

Shares in Airbus Group fell on Monday morning after the crash increased investors’ anxieties into Europe’s delayed defence project.

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