An Emirates Boeing 777-300 aircraft heading to the Maldives made an emergency landing in Mumbai yesterday because of a “technical fault”, the airline said in a statement.
“Emirates can confirm that flight EK652 from Dubai to Male was diverted to Mumbai due to a technical fault,” the airline said, adding that the passengers had disembarked safely.
“The aircraft has been serviced and will continue its journey to Male with a six-hour delay,” it said, without elaborating.
Indian media reported that smoke had been detected on board.
Emirates serves more than 153 destinations from its hub at Dubai International -- ranked the world’s busiest airport for international passengers last year.
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