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Tweets inspired by @Ulfw's two-tweet account of Airbus A380 engine failure

By Alexandra Petri

Don't you hate it when your airplane engine suddenly explodes?

Airbus, you are letting us down. Did you all hear the one about the A380 airbus? Its engine just pulled a Steven Slater and exploded during takeoff!

Maybe the engine was going through stress in its home life. At any rate, it decided it no longer wanted to be part of the plane. Fortunately, everyone survived, and no one was injured.

The whole incident was nicely summed up in two tweets from one of the plane's passengers, Ulf Waschbusch.

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Inspired by this, here are other tweets from people who were there when other Epic Failures occurred!

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Join in -- use the hashtag #airbusa380tweets, and we'll highlight the best ones!

By Alexandra Petri  | November 4, 2010; 11:44 AM ET
Categories:  Epic Failures, Only on the Internet, Petri  | Tags:  airbus a380, airplanes, twitter  
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Comments

wow, this is SO not funny. I was in a midair plane fire incident in 1983 in alaska, came THIS close to death, and for you WAPO funnybones people to mock what happened on the OZ airbus is plane sick. Plain sick, too. You think it's funny to mock 400 people who came THIS close to death? This is exactly what is wrong with America these days, you mock everything. If dana milbank the great writer had anything to do with this post above, I will make sure he never gets another Pulitzer prize again, and i have connections. Up there! after my midair fire event, 20 minutes of not knowing if we would live or die, over blue skies in Alaska, June 1983, I developed lifelong PTSD and severe fear of flying phobia to the extent that I cannot fly anymore and have not flown since 1983 the day after. This is NOT funny, WAPO hacks. Wake up. life is serious. Well, it used to be. Sigh.

Posted by: 7788 | November 4, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

People who live to read or write tweets are the most bored people in the world. And the most boring.

Posted by: bobbo2 | November 4, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

divtune Div Tune
RT @bobbo2 I agree. Well tweeted!
#tweetersRtwitsYawn
9 hours ago

RT @7788 I've been saying this about WAPO hacks for years. I'm glad someone FINALLY agrees with me!
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But I vote for this boring 2 tweeter:

@jgazorch
On my way to North Pole for the first time, and first time on flying sleigh.

Just emergency landed on rooftop after Rudolph got diarrhea on take-off and chunks ripped through Donner & Blitzen. Damn.
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But you gotta join Twitter to read the rest of them. Damn!

Posted by: divtune | November 5, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

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