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London-bound Emirates flight returns after 20 mins

Flight EK001 on Monday heads back to Dubai after pilot reports 'technical problem'.

London-bound Emirates flight returns after 20 mins
LONDON BOUND: Emirates Airline flight returns to Dubai after just 20 minutes. (Getty Images)

An Emirates Airline flight to London on Monday returned to Dubai after just 20 minutes in the air. Passengers said the pilot announced it was due to a 'technical problem'.Gulf news reported that Flight EK001 to Heathrow was due to take off at 7.45am but left an hour late, according to one passenger.

An Emirates spokesperson said the A380 aircraft returned to Dubai shortly after take-off because of a ''suspected air-conditioning fault''.

She said the aircraft was given a full check by the ground crew and eventually took off within an hour.

"As always, the safety and comfort of our passengers and crew is our primary concern," the spokesperson was quoted in the newspaper.

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