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Plane suffers "nose up" at Abu Dhabi airport

Investigation has been launched into incident involving a DHL aircraft

Plane suffers "nose up" at Abu Dhabi airport
(Photo credit: Twitter)

German logistics firm DHL has launched an investigation into how one of its aircraft suffered a nose up incident while offloading cargo at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Tuesday.

“We can confirm that an Airbus A300-600F aircraft, operating flight DHX520 from Lahore to Abu Dhabi by a DHL airline suffered a nose up incident during the offloading process at Abu Dhabi International Airport on April 1, 2014,” the company said in a statement.

“DHL is liaising with the airport and relevant authorities in order to lift the aircraft to its proper position and to assess the damage,” it added.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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MSN 6 years ago

I don't know why I feel it looks like 1st April fool that came late

Hakan 6 years ago

It´s not an April fool. If the aircraft is unloaded in a wrong manner, off- loading the forward part of the aircraft with load in the aft it will "tail tip" On some aircraft, Boeing 747 Cargo, they put a jack in the aft to prevent it to tip.

John Vairo 6 years ago

its all that gold

DHL staff 6 years ago

This is unfortunately not a single event. It hapens from time to time. There are clear procedures in place how to step off- and onload to avoid this. Most probably poor trained ground staff.

Jezinho 6 years ago

This is the Self Preservation Society....

rashood 6 years ago

no1 did this purposaly incident and accidents do happen but just think about the staff what mental stress they must be going through any1 of us can make mistakes i hope ALLAH helps every1 Ameen