Emirates suffers technical problem on India flight
Emirates experienced a technical malfunction with an Airbus A330-200 during a recent flight to India, it has been reported.
According to Aviation Herald, the Dubai-based carrier was performing flight EK-532 to Kochi on 2nd July 2011, with 270 passengers on board, when the loss of pressure in a hydraulic system was reported by crew.
The aircraft was still able to make a safe landing, although the return flight back to Dubai, with 207 passengers, was delayed by 14 hours as a result.
"Emirates confirms that flight EK533 to Dubai, on Saturday 2nd July was delayed due to technical difficulties," the airline confirmed in a statement. "Where possible, passengers were accommodated on EK 531 at 10.30am, the remaining passengers were provided with hotel accommodation."