An Emirates Aircraft Traveled for 14 Hours With a Large Hole in its Side

  • An Emirates Plane Flew for 14 Hours from Dubai to Brisbane With a Big Hole in its Side
  • Passengers and Crew Heard a Loud Bang 45 Minutes into the Flight

Photo: Twitter/Flight Safety Analyst @JacdecNew

According to a flight safety analyst, a plane that flew for 14 hours with a large hole in its side is a “one in a million case”.

Passengers and crew reported hearing a loud bang 45 minutes into the flight, per The Courier Mail. One of the 22 tires on an Airbus A380 burst shortly after takeoff, causing a hole, the airline reports. The damage occurred to part of the plane’s aerodynamic fairing – the outer panel or ‘skin’ of the aircraft, according to EuroNews Travel.

Emirates stated: “At no point did it have any impact on the fuselage, frame or structure of the aircraft. The aircraft landed safely in Brisbane and all passengers disembarked as scheduled.”

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