Emirates A388 at London on Sep 8th 2016, deflated nose tyre indication

Last Update: September 10, 2016 / 22:06:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 8, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-9

Aircraft Registration
A6-EEX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

An Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EEX performing flight EK-9 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to London Gatwick,EN (UK), was descending towards Gatwick Airport when the crew reported an indication of a deflated nose wheel tyre and requested emergency services on standby. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 26L and vacated the runway coming to a stop on the taxiway 08L/26R. The aircraft was towed to the apron.

A passenger waiting on another flight for departure reported their flight was held, activity on the runway ceased for a while. Then the Emirates A380 landed, an operations vehicle drove down the runway immediately after the aircraft obviously for an inspection of the runway. Their aircraft subsequently lined up and departed, while climbing out the A380 could still be seen near the intersection taxiway G and run/taxiway 08L/26R with a tow truck in attendance.

Emergency Services were alerted for a possible flat nose wheel tyre on the Emirates A380.

The occurrence aircraft, that had departed Dubai for EK-9 with a delay of one hour and reached Gatwick with a delay of 45 minutes, was able to depart for its return flight EK-10 one hour behind schedule becoming airborne again after about 3.5 hours on the ground.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 8, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-9

Aircraft Registration
A6-EEX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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