A ‘maintenance mishap’ at a hangar in DXB has caused serious damage to an Emirates A380.
Alex in the Sky, an aviation analyst who broadcasts aviation news for Sky News, BBC and CNN among others shared the image which highlights the extent of the accident, which reportedly took place on August 20.
The plane was undergoing routine maintenance when the nose fell from support jacks and crashed to the ground, according to his report. Routine maintenance checks are performed every 400 to 600 flight hours.
A pricey mistake
The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger airliner, manufactured by Airbus, the cost of a new unit as of 2018 was a reported US$445.6 million.
So you can just about imagine the cost of repairs to the nose of the plane…
That's going to be expensive….
— dfu (@d_fu66) August 24, 2019