Emirates flight to Brisbane suffers technical glitch, lands safely

No casualties were reported in the incident


Dhanusha Gokulan

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Published: Sat 2 Jul 2022, 9:13 PM

Last updated: Sun 3 Jul 2022, 9:59 PM

An Emirates Airlines flight en-route Brisbane from Dubai suffered a technical glitch during the cruise, an airline spokesperson confirmed.

Flight EK430 landed safely in Brisbane, Australia, after all its passengers disembarked as scheduled. The incident took place on Friday.

In a statement to Khaleej Times, Emirates said, “Our flight EK430 flying from Dubai to Brisbane on July 1 experienced a technical fault. One of the aircraft’s 22 tyres ruptured during cruise, causing damage to a small portion of the aerodynamic fairing, which is an outer panel or the skin of the aircraft.

"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.

"The fairing has been completely replaced, checked and cleared by engineers, Airbus and all relevant authorities. The safety of our passengers and crew has always been our top priority, added the statement.”

The aircraft will remain in Brisbane for assessment and repairs. A report in 7News Brisbane said on of the flight’s tire blew during take-off and it landed in Brisbane with a hole on the side of its fuselage, as a wheel had exploded in the undercarriage.

Emirates operates daily flights to Sydney and four weekly flights to Melbourne. The flights re-started in November, following the ease of Covid-19-induced travel restrictions in Australia.

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