An Emirates Airbus A380 on route from Dubai to Sydney was forced to make an emergency landing at Perth International Airport at 6am on the 15th of August 2009 after a female passenger was thought to have suffered a stroke. It was later discovered to have been “a bad virus.” The 455 passengers, after already experiencing 6 hours of delays in Dubai, were forced to wait another 10 hours at Perth.The passengers were kept in the in-transit lounge due to a customs requirement, although Emirates was able to get 40 of the passengers transferred to domestic flights to Sydney so they could meet appointment and function deadlines. Several passengers were caught smoking in the terminal and were threatened to stop immediately or be arrested
The unusual emergency marked Perth’s 2nd visit of the A380 and the 1st of the Emirates A380, The giant Airbus departed for Sydney at 4:37 pm local time. Costs for Emirates are estimated at $200,000+
Filmed with a cheap chinese Full HD video camera in high wind, hence the shit sound, Produced in Adobe after effects CS3 (in a hurry).
Copyright. Tom McElhinney.