QUEENS: BREAKING NEWS- BAD TIMING! INBOUND FLIGHT A380 WITH 300 PEOPLE ON BOARD TO JFK REPORTING BRAKE PROBLEMS. 3,000 GALLONS FUEL #911BUFF
— 911 Operator (@911BUFF) February 8, 2013
An Emerites A380 flight inbound to JFK airport is reporting brake failure. 305 people aboard. ETA 5 minutes. (@nycityalerts)
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 8, 2013
A lot of Twitter users were understandably alarmed:
Oof, bad timing for this. “@nycityalerts: [JFK] staging for a inbound Emerites A380 with brake failure with 305 passengers on board.”
— Dan Frommer (@fromedome) February 8, 2013
— Mona (@FangirlMona) February 8, 2013
— @SnowInVegas (@SnowInVegas) February 8, 2013
— Ally Opfer(@ally_op) February 8, 2013
According to two Twitter users, the plane was apparently able to land without any problem:
— JFK Jeff (@jfknewsandviews) February 8, 2013
From the best I can tell, EK201 landed at JFK without incident. Still trying to dig up more info on (false) brake failure.
— Jacob Wycoff (@4cast4you) February 8, 2013
This whole “story” smells pretty fishy.