Airbus deeply regrets to confirm that an accident occurred at its Saint-Martin site in Toulouse this afternoon.
The accident occurred at 5:00 pm local time, when engine-run-ups were being carried out on an A340-600, MSN 856, which was due to be delivered to Etihad in the coming days.
There were nine persons on board out of them five people sustained injuries. There are no fatalities.
At this time, recovery operations are still in progress and Airbus staff is working closely with the emergency services and local authorities at the site.
Airbus expresses its sympathy to the families and friends of the persons concerned.
Airbus will provide the full support to the official investigation authorities in France.