Emirates A388 at Melbourne on Feb 12th 2016, burst tyres on landing

Last Update: February 12, 2016 / 20:27:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 12, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-406

Aircraft Registration
A6-EEF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EEF performing flight EK-406 (dep Feb 11th) from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Melbourne,VI (Australia), landed on Melbourne's runway 16, slowed safely and taxied to the terminal with the crew maintaining routine communication.

A passenger waiting for his flight from Melbourne reported blown tyres were clearly visible from the waiting lounge when the aircraft approached the gate. The aircraft was unable to perform the next sector to Auckland.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 24 hours after landing due to damage to the underside of the wings received when a number of tyres burst on landing.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration A6-EGF reached Auckland with a delay of 6.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 12, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-406

Aircraft Registration
A6-EEF

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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