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Emirates airline assured the public that the safety of its passengers was not compromised, as reported by UK media.
Emirates airline assured the public that the safety of its passengers was not compromised, as reported by UK media.

Emirates airline: A380 doors did not open

In response to a UK media report, the airline issues a statement to clarify that 'at no time during the flight did one of the upper deck doors open'.

ABU DHABI // Emirates airline issued a statement assuring the public that no lives were at risk during an Emirates flight between Bangkok and Hong Kong on Monday, February 11.

The statement was made in response to a passenger interviewed in the UK media who claimed that a door had opened on an Emirates A380 airbus at 27,000 feet.

"At no time during the flight did one of the upper deck doors open," said an Emirates spokesperson.

"There was also no loss in cabin pressurisation at any time during the flight."

The whistling heard by the passenger was caused by a small difference between the inflated door and the lower frame striker plate when the door was closed. Blankets were placed around the door to stop the whistling.

"This is currently under investigation in conjunction with Airbus," said the spokesperson. "Emirates have now fixed the problem."


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