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Largest passenger plane in the world makes emergency landing in Maine

The double-decker plane needed to land in Bangor after a passenger required medical assistance.

BANGOR, Maine — BANGOR, Maine — The largest commercial passenger plane in the world, the Emirates Airbus A380, made an emergency landing Monday after a passenger had a medical emergency.

The plane has two levels, four engines, a wingspan of 262 feet, and a cabin that can hold more than 500 people.

The double-decker plane needed to land in Bangor after a passenger required medical assistance.

Bangor International Airport Director Tony Caruso said, “BGR has had larger aircraft, such as the largest, the Antonov 225, but that is a cargo aircraft.”

Caruso said the airport can handle any military and commercial aircraft in service today. Caruso said that is due to the runway and taxiway system, infrastructure, facilities, equipment and personnel (which includes Gov’t Agencies, Police, Fire, EMS, etc., and airport).

The flight was coming from Dubai and heading to JFK in New York.