An Emirates Airlines flight flying from Dubai to Brisbane landed safely after suffering from a technical fault during its cruise.
Flight EK430 landed safely in Brisbane, Australia, on Friday and all its passengers disembarked as scheduled.
Australian media reported images of the plane with a hole on the side of its fuselage.
#Emirates #A380 departed @DubaiAirports and continued to @BrisbaneAirport when a tyre burst during landing gear retraction (within the wheel well) and punctured the fuselage.— Bandit (@BanditOnYour6) July 2, 2022
Tyre pressure loss would be known to the pilots.
Fuselage damage probably wasn’t. pic.twitter.com/yD7dR6LHNW
The damage was allegedly caused after a wheel exploded in the undercarriage during take-off.
“Our flight EK430 flying from Dubai to Brisbane on July 1 experienced a technical fault during the cruise,” said Emirates in a statement.
“The aircraft landed safely in Brisbane and all passengers disembarked as scheduled. The safety of our passengers and crew has always been our top priority.”