Airbus A380 has been ‘severely damaged’ at the Dubai International Airport
(DXB) hangar during a routine check.
Emirates A380 ‘severely damaged’
posted on social media show a retracted nose landing gear of an Airbus A380.
The damage happened after the gear slipped off its hydraulic jacks and got
crushed during the fall. No injuries have been reported. The plane last flew
from Bangkok mid-August.
Emirates Airbus A380 (A6-EOP, msn 200, built Nov 2015) was seriously damaged in a maintenance mishap in Dubai, UAE when its nose fell off the jacks and crashed to the ground. Structural damage is expected near the nosegear. No injuries reported. @a380fanclubpic.twitter.com/SBn1HnkPpd
“We confirm there was an incident when our engineering team was performing a routine A-check on one of our A380s in the hangar. “We are investigating the cause internally. All our employees are safe and unhurt. Safety is our number one priority, and we follow stringent safety and technical standards.”
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