Door said to open on Emirates A380 at 27,000ft

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.arabianbusiness.com/door-said-open-on-emirates-a380-at-27-000ft--489710.html

    A British tourist has claimed that an emergency exit door on an Emirates Airline A380 aircraft blew open at 27,000ft.

    David Reid said in comments published by the UK's Mail newspaper that there was a "massive explosion" two hours into the flight.

    Reid, travelling with his son Lewis, said freezing air rushed into the cabin after the door in business class came an inch and a half ajar.

    The newspaper reported that the drama happened on Monday as the two Britons flew from Bangkok to Hong Kong.


    An Emirates spokesman told the paper: "We can confirm there was a whistling noise emanating from one of the doors on the A380 upper deck on flight EK384 between Bangkok and Hong Kong on Monday, February 11. At no point was the safety of the flight in jeopardy."

    But Reid said: "We were about two hours in when suddenly there was a huge blast. It was a real shock, so loud that I thought a bomb might have gone off. Air was gushing into the cabin like a gale.

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    "David Reid said in comments published by the UK's Mail newspaper that there was a "massive explosion" two hours into the flight."
    With such a reference it can't be a hoax :p:D

     
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    And that guy is a pilot?! I am scared that we have folks like Mr. Reid flying round in public airspace putting the population on the ground at risk.
     
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    Obviously physics is different for the planes he flies ;)
     
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    Give the poor guy a break, he does not fly a pressurized aircraft......:D
     
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    Not heard anywhere else
     
  12. which date this happened?
     
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    Seems to be much ado about nothing in the end?
     

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