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Extraordinary rumours of a jet making an emergency plane landing on Fujairah’s Corniche were brought down to earth on Monday when it was revealed that the wingless Boeing 747 was being taken away to be decommissioned.
Social media users mistook the delivery of the old passenger plane for a flight emergency after images of the 70-metre aircraft being hauled by large trucks along the busy road went viral.
The plane’s fuselage was being taken from Fujairah International Airport to the emirate’s seaport to be shipped to Bahrain, where it is set to become the star attraction in a new eco-friendly underwater theme park.
Fujairah airport is home to a number of abandoned planes which it is in the process of decommissioning.
The authorities warned the public against spreading false information.