Emirates Airbus A380 Damaged by Ground Vehicle in Moscow

Emirates Airbus A380 Damaged by Ground Vehicle in Moscow
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Photos have emerged of an Emirates Airbus A380 suffering damage from a ground vehicle in Moscow Domodedovo Airport.

By the photos you will see below, the vehicle lodged itself into the belly of the superjumbo aircraft.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The Incident in Moscow…


Emirates Airbus A380 Damaged by Ground Vehicle in Moscow
Emirates Airbus A380 Damaged by Ground Vehicle in Moscow
Emirates Airbus A380 Damaged by Ground Vehicle in Moscow
Photos sourced from @aviationbrk on X!

The images above shows the scale of the damage made to the Emirates Airbus A380 in Moscow.

From the images, we can see that the aircraft involved is A6-EDM.

As per data from Planespotters.net, A6-EDM is a 14.0 year old Airbus A380-800 that was delivered to the airline in September 2010.

Furthermore, of the A380 variant, Emirates has 116 of them in the fleet, of which 89 are in active service and 27 are parked.

Average fleet age for the variant with the airline stands at 9.2 years.

The Incident Happened A Few Hours Ago…


Data provided by RadarBox.com.

Data from RadarBox shows that the incident happened a few hours ago.

A6-EDM performed the EK133 service between Dubai and Moscow earlier today.

EK133 departed Dubai at 0911 local time and proceeded in a northbound direction to Domodedovo Airport.

At the time of writing (27/3/24 @ 1545 UK time), the aircraft was supposed to depart about two hours ago.

Furthermore, it is safe to assume that this flight back to Dubai from Moscow has been cancelled.

It is unclear whether Emirates will send a replacement aircraft to collect the delayed passengers or not.

Information regarding this story is still flowing, so this remains a developing story, pending additional updates.

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