Super Jumbo delayed due to technical problems

We understand that only days after the first flight into Manchester Airport by the Airbus A380 double-deck airliner, today’s EK 018 flight has run into technical problems and is therefore stopping overnight. The aircraft had to perform a “go-around” (i.e. attempt a second landing) due to some strong gusts of wind on the first attempt. (I landed at the airport just after 1am this morning on a delayed flight from Portugal and can attest to the deft handling required by pilots to land an airliner when the wind is gusty or coming from an awkward direction – it was a little wobbly to say the least!) Nearby hotels ought to be rubbing their hands in anticipation, as the plane can carry over 500 passengers and crew.

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