The largest passenger plane in the world almost had a fatal accident yesterday: Two wheels of the left landing gear exploded during touchdown at Sydney's airport. A passenger filmed the terrifyingly fiery action from the airplane camera and the window.


Fortunately, despite the impressive fire and the deafening noise, the plane behaved as expected in these cases. There are more than two wheels per landing gear in a huge beast like the A380. In fact, there are four wheels on each wing, and eight for the two central ones:

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According to Qantas, the owner of the A380, "it wasn't an emergency landing." All passengers were fine.

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