Horrified passengers on Emirates flight hear ‘loud bang’ as loose bolt rips massive HOLE in side of Airbus A380 plane

Horrified passengers on Emirates flight hear ‘loud bang’ as loose bolt rips massive HOLE in side of Airbus A380 plane

HORRIFIED passengers on an Emirates flight heard a “loud bang” as a loose bolt ripped a massive HOLE in the the side of the Airbus A380 plane.

The ear-splitting noise shook holidaymakers travelling from Dubai to Brisbane on Saturday, just 45 minutes after take-off.

Passengers discovered a gaping hole in the side of their plane after landing in Brisbane from the 14 hour flight
Passengers discovered a gaping hole in the side of their plane after landing in Brisbane from the 14 hour flightCredit: JacdeNnew/Twitter
It's understood to have been caused by a loose bolt
It’s understood to have been caused by a loose boltCredit: JacdeNnew/Twitter

The sudden sound could allegedly be felt through the floor, but terrified passengers had no idea what had caused it.

Luckily, the 14-hour trip passed without any further problems and cabin crew remained calm.

But after landing at Brisbane Internation Airport at nearly 11pm, the travellers were gobsmacked to discover a gaping hole in the side of the plane.

Photos show where the left fuselage of the aircraft had been ripped open, understood to have been caused by a bolt detached in the nose gear.

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Passengers were shocked they had managed to travel more than 7,000 miles in a damaged plane.

Especially as the airline crew had kept so relaxed after the deafening bang.

One passenger on board the plane told the Courier Mail: “There was a loud bang and I felt it through the floor as well.

“The cabin crew remained calm, stopped the food service and got on the phone and checked the wings, engines.”

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Another holidaymaker Chris was equally stunned by the discovery of the hole on landing.

He said: “Before we landed they told us we had to land on a different runway and get an engineer to inspect the plane for a suspected landing gear problem.”

An Emirates spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia the aircraft was being repaired.

They said: “Our flight EK430 flying from Dubai to Brisbane on July 1 experienced a technical fault during cruise.

“The aircraft landed safely in Brisbane and all passengers disembarked as scheduled.

“The aircraft will remain in Brisbane for assessment and repairs. The safety of our passengers and crew has always been our top priority.”

Remarkably the plane completed the 14 hour flight safely despite the hole in the left fuselage
Remarkably the plane completed the 14 hour flight safely despite the hole in the left fuselageCredit: JacdeNnew/Twitter

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