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Emirates flight makes emergency landing at Mumbai airport

An Emirates flight from Dubai to Male with 309 passengers on board today landed under emergency conditions at Mumbai city airport after the pilot detected smoke on board.

Emirates flight makes emergency landing at Mumbai airport
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"The ATC declared full emergency at the MIAL (Mumbai International Airport Limited) at 13:59 hrs after a Boeing 777 flight of Emirates (EK 652) from Dubai to Male had to make an emergency landing following detection of smoke in the aircraft," a Mumbai airport official said today.

The flight with 309 passengers and crew landed safely at 14:58 hrs on Runway 9 of the Mumbai airport, the official said. More details are awaited. Emirates was not immediately available for comment.

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