Emirates A380 Flight to Dubai Diverted due to Glitch
An Emirates A380 was diverted to London after the airplane experienced a technical glitch.
Flight EK18 was initially travelling from Manchester to Dubai, on Sunday, 12th March, 2017, although the exact number of passengers onboard was not disclosed.
According to Flight Radar, the plane circled over Yorkshire several times before it was diverted to London.
In a statement, an Emirates spokesperson said: “Emirates flight EK 18 from Manchester to Dubai on 12 March was diverted to London Heathrow shortly after takeoff due to a technical fault.
“The aircraft landed safely at London Heathrow. Passengers will be disembarked and rebooked on alternate Emirates flights for their onward journey to Dubai.”
The plane landed safely at London’s Heathrow Airport at 3.01pm, where it was met by fire services.
“Emirates apologises for the inconvenience caused. The safety of our passengers and crew is of paramount importance and will not be compromised,” it added.