This Friday, January 27, Emirates flight EK448, operated by an Airbus A380 with registration A6EVL, was refused landing in Auckland after departing Dubai at 10:57 local time. The plane was forced to turn back after flying more than 6 hours as the airport was damaged by torrential rain in the New Zealand city.
According to the Radarbox platform, passengers stayed on board the plane for a total of 13 hours and 19 minutes. When he turned around, the huge fourengined was near the coast of Indonesia and had several hours to go.
Flight Tracking: Radar Box
As a result of the storm, domestic or international flights were unable to arrive or depart from Auckland Airport for several hours, and the passenger terminal building was flooded. Pictures taken by travelers on the spot show kneedeep water in some parts of the airport.
Passengers who were traveling on Emirates flight EK448 will be rebooked on an alternative flight and will have to face the long journey again. Emirates also issued a statement, saying it is working to help passengers reach their destination while minimizing disruption.
The airport is also asking passengers to check their flights before heading to the venue to ensure they have not been canceled or changed.
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