Two services temporarily diverted to other airports after suffering engine problems
Two Emirates Airline flights were forced to shutdown their engines midflight before being diverted to nearby airports, Aviation Herald reported.
Crew on flight EK-373 from Bangkok to Dubai on November 7 shut down an engine on the Boeing 777-300 near Mumbai after receiving an engine fire indication. They activated the fire suppression system and the aircraft carrying 190 passengers and 16 crew landed safely in Mumbai. Responding emergency services found no fire.
A replacement Airbus A330-200 positioned from Dubai to Mumbai as flight EK-7372 resumed flight EK-373 and reached Dubai with a delay of nine hours.
In another case, flight EK-201 from to Dubai to New York made an emergency landing in Paris about 140 minutes after crew shut the number four engine on the Airbus A380-800.
A replacement Airbus A380-800 was dispatched from Dubai to Paris as flight EK-3073 and resumed flight EK-201 reaching New York with a delay of 12 hours. The incident aircraft was able to position to Dubai on November 8 as flight EK-7002 and resumed service about 35 hours after landing in Paris.