Dubai-bound flight makes emergency landing at Hyderabad

The Emirates EK-385 flight landed safely at the Hyderabad International Airport at 0340 hours, according to an airline spokesperson.

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2011, 18:53 PM IST

Hyderabad: The world`s largest airplane A380
flying from Bangkok to Dubai with 436 people on board landed
in emergency conditions at the city airport at Shamshabad here
in the early hours on Sunday due to some technical reasons.

The Emirates EK-385 flight landed safely at the Hyderabad
International Airport at 0340 hours, according to an airline
spokesperson.

"All the passengers, mostly foreign nationals, were
deboarded immediately from the aircraft," the spokesperson
said, adding the reasons for the plane making an emergency
landing is also being looked into.

The plane was carrying 410 passengers and 26 crew
members.

While 80 passengers were accommodated in a flight which
departed at 10:20 AM, 320 were accommodated in a special
flight at 11:20 AM, the airlines said.

PTI