Remarks: Rare occasion at MAN as Runway 23R was closed due to some damage on the tarmac... Allowing for the very first A380 arrival on Runway 23L. Notice the tiny Dash 8, ATR and Embraer in comparison!
Remarks: Due to the unexpected closure of 23R all flights were operating on 23L. Runway 23R had been closed due to a hole in the runway surface. This was a major inconvience for everyone travelling but great for the handful of photographers and spotters that had decided to go on the mounds to the south of the 23L.
Remarks: What a great experience to see and feel this flying house over my head! At that time A6-EDI was a brand new one in EK fleet - probably at her first commerce flight as EK001 from DXB. Here pictured at almost on time (12:25) landing at runway 27R.