A maintenance mishap has left an Emirates Airbus A380-800 with serious damage to its nose and surrounding structure.
The aircraft, registered A6-EOP, was undergoing a routine maintenance check when the aircraft collapsed onto its nose.
Occurring at an Emirates maintenance hangar at Dubai International Airport, the accident has left the aircraft with a torn/crumpled fuselage and structural damage.
It’s understood the aircraft slipped off a hydraulic jack, crushing the nose, gear doors and jamming the gear assembly upwards.
Once raised off the ground, a thorough check will be conducted to determine the full extent of the damage.
Built in 2015, as MSN200, the aircraft has actively been in service with the airline, powering through the skies with four Engine Alliance GP7200 engines.
No injuries have been reported so far, however as more information is provided this post will be updated.
It’s being recorded that this accident happened on the 22nd of August and may have been caused by a gear retraction without the pin in place.
According to our source, this is A6-EOP and it happened on 22AUG. Seems like someone retracted the gear without the pin inserted and the aircraft was not on a support stanchion. https://t.co/zJoG06Q2Oe— FATIII Aviation (@FATIIIAviation) August 24, 2019
Emirates Airbus A380 (A6-EOP, msn 200, built Nov 2015) was seriously damaged in a maintenance mishap in Dubai, UAE when its nose fell off the jacks and crashed to the ground. Structural damage is expected near the nosegear. No injuries reported. @a380fanclub pic.twitter.com/SBn1HnkPpd— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) August 24, 2019
Information sourced from Twitter and the Aviation Safety Network.