Did an Emirates A380 land on a highway?

Did an Emirates A380 land on a highway?

Dubai - Is it a camera trick? Or just a taxiway?

By Web Report

Published: Thu 31 May 2018, 12:50 PM

Last updated: Thu 31 May 2018, 2:58 PM

A video doing the rounds online is leaving many people scratching their heads. It shows an Emirates A380 plane taxiing on what looks like a highway.

Sorry to dampen the excitement, but the plane is in fact moving along on a taxiway after landing at an airport. A part of the taxiway simply happens to be on a bridge going over a regular highway.

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"This is not a highway. The taxiway of the airport happens to be on a bridge," an Emirates spokesperson told Khaleej Times.

"Many airports have this," the statement added.

Indeed, a quick search on YouTube shows many airports where taxiways go over roads meant for vehicular traffic, such as airports in Amsterdam, Singapore and Gibraltar.

Take a look at the videos below.

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