Jumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2662 times:
OK, realizing this topic has most likely already been discussed in some of the many other A380 threads, I had been curious over the past few days:
What if the A380 had to make an emergency landing at some airport somewhere , and being that this airport was most likely one of the thousands of airports around the world that can not simply handle a landing by the behometh, what would happen? It could be due to runway length, runway being unable to handle the weight of the plane, etc...
Also, being of reasonable intelligence, I would fathom a guess that in an emergency, the skilled pilot will try and land the plane at any airport, but then what? there can be dozens of variables as a result of this question, any thoughts? In other worlds, its not like landing a 737/757/767 due to an emergency, where many airports are equipted to handle these types of planes