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 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.
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.
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.”
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.”