Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Emirates A380 visits LAX

An Emirates Airlines A380 visited LAX today. Fox News briefly covered the touchdown of this beautiful bird on the runway this morning. Wish I could have seen it in person.

Interestingly, the A380 had to circle the airport a couple of times, due to the fact that an ETOPS-enabled American Airlines 757 had to return to LAX while enroute to Honolulu due to smoke being reported in the cabin. Fortunately, everyone safely got off the plane, and there apparently wasn't a fire.

Flightaware has coverage of the flight here, for all you aviation geeks out there.

Emirates begins service out of LAX on October 1, although they won't be flying the A380 there just yet.

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