Emirates B777-300 forced to return to Dubai
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.”