Flydubai airliner makes emergency landing in Iran, stranding passengers
A flydubai plane bound from Baku to Dubai was forced to make an emergency landing in Iran due to a technical fault, reports Khaleej Times.
The flight made an emergency landing at Shiraz Shahid Dastgheib International Airport (SYZ) in the southern region of Iran on Thursday.
A flydubai spokesperson has confirmed that the emergency landing was due to a technical fault.
"Flydubai flight FZ710 from Baku to Dubai was diverted to Shiraz due to a technical issue. All passengers were provided with refreshments at Shiraz Airport and continued their journey to Dubai at 19:45 (local time, on the same day) in another flydubai aircraft," the airline spokesperson said.
"We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our passengers' travel plans. This followed standard procedure as the safety of our passengers remains our first priority," the statement added.
A replacement plane was dispatched to SYZ to pick up the stranded passengers who were returned to Dubai. The technical glitch on flight FZ710 was fixed and the plane also left the Iranian airport on the same day.