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Tech snag forces Emirate flight to emergency land in Mumbai

MUMBAI: An Emirates flight bound for Mumbai from Dubai made an emergency landing in Mumbai airport following a suspected technical failure. There were no casualties. The aircraft, flying in from Dubai, with 231 passengers on board, landed safely at 2.12pm, said an airport official.

The commander of flight EK 506 (Boeing 777-21HLR) informed the air traffic controller about a suspected technical snag and opted for a full emergency landing. Fire tenders and ambulances were positioned as per Standard Operating Procedures. The aircraft landed safely and emergency was withdrawn at 2.20pm, the official informed.