I am sorry to hear that the close call comes closer. About 3 years ago a bankend landing with cross wind in a B777-200ER, less then two years ago a 1.000ft tail scrape on landing with a B777-300, a while later a Kangeroo style landing at NRT in the same type. Now the shiny new A380..... outch. But if you look into the Far-East you will see a discussion that KAL-Pilots want to get rid of many ExPats as possible, maybe safer for them to be away.....
Japanese news showed the actual aircraft, an A380, which showed signs of scratching damage on engine No. 4 during the post flight inspection. It didn't show the actual damage so I don't know the extent. However, the same news also reported that the damage was determined to be limited, and the aircraft flew back as scheduled with pax.
You may be jumping the gun there B737NG. Do you know for sure it wasn't an ex-pat flying this A380?
I know that there where no Expats in TLS for the initial training. There where also a significant number of Pilots sent back to Seoul as unsuitable (Airbus voice) to train for the A380 as there was: Lack of knowledge of the Airbus product and the language barrier.
The only non Korean you find at the moment in that Airplanes are Airbus Instructors sitting as monitoring Cockpit members either right or back seat.
Now trust me, you have not even the tip of the Iceberg here......
Japanese media says KE701 came in and scratched the base of its engine at while landing at Narita. Airport closed for 20min to inspect the runway, no problems found, aircraft cleared to depart back to Seoul.
Most shocking bit was 168 on board. Should've used a 737.
KE701 came in and scratched the base of its engine at while landing at Narita. Airport closed for 20min to inspect the runway, no problems found, aircraft cleared to depart back to Seoul
Good on the NRT airport authorities to check on FODs. About 6 or 7 years ago, a KAL B744 pranged the engine on landing and the skipper kept quiet about it after the walkaround for the return flight hoping that it will be foisted onto the next unfortunate guy! Unfortunately this piece of work was an expat!
Airbusses in general don't like gusty or turbulent conditions & can be testing at times. Autothrust can be all over the place & if the crew had minimum time on type would find it particularly challenging. The max crosswind for landing on the A380 is 40 knots.