LONDON- Middle East carrier, Emirates (EK) Airbus A380 flight EK9 from Dubai (DXB) to London Gatwick (LGW) has blocked the runway at the airport. Further, departures and arrival at the airport are halted.
The flight operated by Airbus A380-842, registered as A6-EUN, faced some kind of problems. First, it made a go-around; later, it landed at LGW but stopped on the runway.
Emirates A380 Halted Gatwick Operations
The firefighting team is assisting the aircraft and nearby the aircraft, probably some engine or landing gear system issues.
Subsequently, the aircraft expected to arrive at Gatwick are seen circling nearby the airport. This includes Ryanair (FR), Vueling (VY), Norwegian (DY), and various other carriers.
UPDATE 1: Emirates have declared a full emergency at London Gatwick amid nose wheel steering failure due to a hydraulic leak. Following this, firefighting vehicles surrounded the aircraft to prevent fire.
UPDATE 2: Emirates has cleared the runway, and operations have resumed. The ATC is giving departure first, and arrivals are expected soon.
More details are awaited. Keep checking back for the latest updates.
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