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Emirates A380 remains grounded in Toronto

Plane still under repair two weeks after being hit by catering truck.
Emirates has confirmed that an A380 has been grounded in Canada for two weeks.
Emirates has confirmed that an A380 has been grounded in Canada for two weeks.

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Emirates has confirmed that an A380 hit by a catering truck whilst on the ground in Toronto is out of action.

The incident, previously reported on LogisticsMiddleEast.com, took place on December 6.

"Emirates can confirm that an incident occurred on 6 December involving a catering truck and that damage was sustained to the inboard starboard wing and wing root of one of our A380 aircraft,” an Emirates spokesperson told Arabian Business, a sister web site.

“Another A380 has been deployed on to our Toronto route whilst the damaged aircraft is being repaired."

Ironically, the incident took place in Canada, which has been locked in a war of words with the UAE and Emirates Airline over its refusal to give more landing slots to UAE airlines.

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