Daily Archives: May 2, 2009

ATSB report and images of Emirates A340 tail-strike incident in Melbourne

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released it’s preliminary report along with detailed images and simulations in the tail strike incident of the Emirates Airlines A340-500 A6-ERG at Melbourne on March 20, 2009. The jet with 257 passengers, 14 cabin crew and 4 flight crew on-board narrowly avoided disaster as its pilots struggled to take off from the end of …

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Emirates receives it’s fifth Airbus A380 and 75th Boeing 777

It has been an delivery filled last few days for Dubai based Emirates Airlines. On April 24, Emirates took delivery of it’s fifth Airbus A380 superjumbo. MSN0017 flew to Dubai as A6-EDE. On April 30, Emirates took delivery of it’s 75th Boeing 777, a Boeing 777-300ER. N5017V flew to Dubai as A6-ECQ. Emirates is set to soon overtake Singapore Airlines …

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