The accompanying graphic says the private jet rolled five times, elsewhere it refers to three, and three to five. The bit about G-force is nonsense too.
Revealed: Private jet caught in the wake of a superjumbo flipped on its back, ROLLED and plunged 10,000ft before pilot pulled off miracle recovery
The terrifying incident happened on January 7 this year
Bombardier Challenger 604 jet flew about 1,000ft below an Emirates Airbus
The near-disaster happened over the Arabian sea, near Oman
Wake turbulence caused the plane to flip three times and plunge 10,000 feet
The incident caused serious injuries on the small Challenger aircraft
A German private plane flipped upside down, rolled uncontrollably and then plunged 10,000ft after hitting wake turbulence caused by an Emirates superjumbo flying above it - but miraculously did not crash.
The near-disaster caused serious injuries on the small Challenger jet, which was carrying nine passengers and crew members, and once the pilots initially recovered the plane it was forced to make an emergency landing.
The terrifying incident happened on January 7, when a Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet en route over the Arabian sea, about 630 nautical miles southeast of Muscat, Oman, flew 1,000ft below an Emirates Airbus A380-800 flying from Dubai to Sydney in the opposite direction.
Though the accident occurred two-and-a-half months ago, information of the incident was only recently revealed in a report by the Aviation Herald.
On January 7, a Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet flipped upside down, rolled uncontrollably and then plunged 10,000ft after hitting wake turbulence caused by an Emirates superjumbo flying above it, but miraculously did not crash
The Bombardier Challenger 604 (a file photo of the same model plane above) business jet en route over the Arabian sea had flown 1,000ft below the Emirates Airbus A380-800 flying from Dubai to Sydney in the opposite direction, when it got caught in its wake turbulence
The wake turbulence caused by the superjumbo Airbus - the world's largest passenger jet - was so powerful that about one minute after it passed by, G-force sent the Challenger, which was flying at 34,000 feet, into an uncontrolled roll that flipped the aircraft between three and five times.
Wake turbulence is formed behind an aircraft as it flies through the air, much like a boat creates a wake in the water. It is exacerbated by a pair of vortices - whirling masses of air - that spin from the wingtips. The vortices are mostly created when a plane is flying slow and the wings are working hardest to produce lift. The bigger the plane, the bigger the wakes. The most virulent wakes leave smaller planes vulnerable if they run into one.