On 1 July, an Emirates Airbus A380 (registered A6-EVK) operated flight EK430 between Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Brisbane, Australia. The aircraft is sporting the “Journey to the Future” livery, promoting the new Museum of the Future in Dubai.
During landing at Brisbane, the crew informed air traffic control about possible damage due to a blown tire on take-off Dubai airport.
After an uneventful landing, damage to the left hand side’s upper belly fairing was indeed found, together with damage to the aircraft’s gear.
The A380 was unable to immediately return to Dubai and is awaiting repair.
The hole is not in the fuselage of A380 @emirates EVK, but in the upper belly fairing. If something had punctured the fuselage, cabin pressure would have been lost immediately, which hasn’t been the case on EK430. https://t.co/Wkqb9V0aHG
— AirbusA380fanclub (@AA380fanclub) July 2, 2022