Terror at 27,000ft: crew plug A380 superjumbo door with blankets after it ‘blows open midflight’


A British tourist told yesterday of his flight of terror when he claims an emergency exit on a superjumbo blew open at 27,000ft.

David Reid and his son Lewis feared a bomb had gone off after hearing a ‘massive explosion’ two hours into their flight on the brand new £250million Emirates Airbus A380.

Freezing air blasted in and the cabin pressure plunged after the door in business class came an inch and a half ajar, leaving a gaping hole, said Mr Reid.



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