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Old 2nd Jul 2022, 23:09
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EK A380 Brisbane

ABC news has a story ( today 3 July} about and EK A380 that landed in Brisbane form Dubai with a " hole in it". According to the report there was a hole in or near the wing.
Maybe we had better ask "GT" for his usual expert opinion about the drama ??
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Old 3rd Jul 2022, 00:39
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Originally Posted by RodH View Post
ABC news has a story ( today 3 July} about and EK A380 that landed in Brisbane form Dubai with a " hole in it". According to the report there was a hole in or near the wing.
Maybe we had better ask "GT" for his usual expert opinion about the drama ??
No need for GT. According to The Aviation Herald, it was from a missing bolt in the NLG. I'm not kidding!
According to The Aviation Herald, the hole could be coming from a detached bolt in the nosegear.
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Old 3rd Jul 2022, 01:26
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detached bolt in the nosegear.
Even I can see it's halfway down the aircraft where the wing is.
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Old 3rd Jul 2022, 07:15
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Friends onboard were told it was a main gear tyre burst that punctured external skin of the wheel well.
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Old 3rd Jul 2022, 07:21
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Originally Posted by KRviator View Post
No need for GT. According to The Aviation Herald, it was from a missing bolt in the NLG. I'm not kidding!
You're being a bit harsh - Aviation Herald reports that there was a bolt missing from the NLG (there is a picture). It also reports that there was a hole in the fuselage (with a picture). It states the facts - there is no comment linking the two (it reports two sources saying the hole was caused by an blown tyre)
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
You're being a bit harsh - Aviation Herald reports that there was a bolt missing from the NLG (there is a picture). It also reports that there was a hole in the fuselage (with a picture). It states the facts - there is no comment linking the two (it reports two sources saying the hole was caused by an blown tyre)
There's a comment on AvHerald that the photo of the missing bolt is from an incident in DUS from April 2017... I've tried to search for that incident and done a Google reverse image search, but come up with nothing, perhaps someone with better Google-Fu might be able to connect the dots?
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Old 3rd Jul 2022, 08:45
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Isn't that just one of those clever paint jobs like fake bullet holes?
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Originally Posted by Chronic Snoozer View Post
Isn't that just one of those clever paint jobs like fake bullet holes?
Gold!!!! Very clever 🤣
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Old 3rd Jul 2022, 18:22
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Originally Posted by KRviator View Post
No need for GT. According to The Aviation Herald, it was from a missing bolt in the NLG. I'm not kidding!
Wouldn't surprise me, I once suffered a broken windshield from a bolt that fell out of a french aeroplane above.
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Old 3rd Jul 2022, 22:49
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It does say;

A large hole in the left hand wing root fairing was observed followed by discovery of penetration at the underside of the fuselage.
So are they saying an object has entered the wheel bay and caused the tyre to rupture rather than deflate via the plugs. Its not so far fetched that a small sharp nosewheel part could have somehow been flicked into the scenario. Concorde might have a few words to say about foreign objects being thrown into the worst case locations. As far as continuation, while the PIC has final say, I'm pretty sure some conversation with flight ops and engineering would have occurred and a joint decision made, with a monitor for anything abnormal caveat, not knowing there were holes, just a deflated tyre. No problem having services in case the flat wants to smolder or come off and cause further damage on landing, if its already not doing anything in flight its hardly going to start causing trouble at a later stage before gear extension.
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Old 3rd Jul 2022, 23:42
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Iím not an aircraft engineer, but looking at some diagrams of the A380 internal structure in that location, although being an unusual location to have such a level of damage such as this occur, it is certainly plausible and possible to have that level of damage created by a blown main-wheel tyre. As 43 inches pointed out, cue the Concord accident.
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Yes. It was a blown tyre that caused it. Aft left wheel on the left body gear.
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Old 4th Jul 2022, 00:42
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Passenger reports of a "loud bang followed by vibration" about an hour and a half after departure suggest it possibly wasn't a takeoff incident. Anecdotal crew reports suggest otherwise.
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A far better discussion here 👍
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