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Emirates B777-300 forced to return to Dubai

Flight had to turn around on December 16 after technical failure.
The B777 was bound for Colombo when a technical failure occured.
The B777 was bound for Colombo when a technical failure occured.

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An Emirates Boeing 777-300, flight EK-650 from Dubai to Colombo, was forced to return to Dubai on December 16 after experiencing a technical failure.

The plane landed safely about 20 minutes after departure with no injuries.

An Emirates spokesperson told LogisticsMiddleEast.com: “EK 650 DXB/CMB returned to Dubai Airport 20 minutes after it was airborne due to a technical failure.

“The aircraft landed safely and all passengers disembarked. A substitute aircraft took off with all of the passengers at 06.40 Dubai time after a five hour delay.

“The safety of our passengers and crew is paramount and will not be compromised.”

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