Emirates A388 at Dubai and Brisbane on Jul 1st 2022, gear and fuselage damage

Last Update: July 3, 2022 / 07:46:05 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 1, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-430

Aircraft Registration
A6-EVK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EVK performing flight EK-430 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Brisbane,QL (Australia), departed Dubai's runway 30L, climbed to initially FL310 and up to FL390. On approach to Brisbane the crew advised ATC they were suspecting they blew a tyre on takeoff and requested emergency services on standby. The aircraft landed on Brisbane's runway 19R about 13.5 hours after departure and was towed to the apron. A large hole in the left hand wing root fairing was observed followed by discovery of penetration at the underside of the fuselage.

The aircraft was unable to depart for its return flight and is still on the ground in Brisbane about 17 hours after landing.

According to gossip inside the airline the damage occurred during takeoff from Dubai.

A Brisbane airport employee reported in a local interview that the crew advised they suspected a blown tyre on takeoff, emergency services were on standby for the landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 1, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-430

Aircraft Registration
A6-EVK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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