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Whoopsy daisy!

Last June 19 was not the best day in the life of the Airbus test pilot who accidentally (needless to say, but… ) crashed the wing of an A380 into one of the buildings of Le Bourget Airport, in the vicinities of Paris.

It also goes without saying that this incident prevented such aircraft from performing a flying display at the Le Bourget Air Show 2011, which took place from June 20 to June 26.

That goes to show that even the most well-trained professionals occasionally wake up on the wrong side of the bed

Read more about this incident here, here and here.

Vocabulary:
Whoopsy daisy = Used to express acknowledgement of a minor accident, blunder, or mistake (Portuguese equivalent = úps! / opa!)
Needless to day/ (it/ that) goes without saying = obvious (portuguese equivalent = não precisa nem falar que…)
That goes to show = it proves that something is true (Portuguese equivalent = para você ver que..)

Thanks to my student ELP for the photos and the idea for the post!
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