QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operating the Melbourne – Dubai sector of QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 24th March) diverted to Muscat this morning due to long weather based hold times at Dubai. However the aircract sustained bird strike damage on approach to Muscat and will therefore nightstop. The onward sector to London Heathrow was cancelled along with today’s QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai sector.