Emirates A380 superjumbo diverted to Hyderabad airport


By ASC Staff  www.arabiansupplychain.com

Emirates was forced to diverted an Airbus A380 to the Indian city of Hyderabad after pilots encountered a technical malfunction, it has been reported.

The flight, which was heading from Dubai to Bangkok with 481 passengers, touched down at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport earlier today, according to the Times of India.

Pilots had initially requested to land at Chennai airport, but the runway was too busy and clearance was therefore not received.

Fire engines and ambulances were placed on standby at Hyderabad, although the superjumbo was apparently towed to a parking bay without incident.

Emirates accommodated 80 passengers on another Hyderabad – Dubai flight (EK 527), while another special flight was arranged to Dubai for more passengers. More info