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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Airbus Explodes in Test

OULOUSE Investigators were trying to discover Friday why an Airbus A330 crashed on a test flight and exploded in a fireball, killing all seven crew, in the 10th fatal crash involving an Airbus in six years. The plane's flight recorders were recovered after Thursday's crash at Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport, and would be analyzed as part of the probe by government and company investigators, Airbus officials said. The company said it was testing a new version of the 335-seat wide-bodied long-haul plane, with U.S.-made Pratt and Whitney engines which have not yet gone into commercial service.