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Emirates plane towed from runway after technical fault

An Emirates flight from Dubai to Manchester is forced to call for assistance after landing at UK airport

Emirates plane towed from runway after technical fault
Flight EK21 was forced to call for assistance after landing early on Tuesday morning in Manchester. (Photo for illustrative purposes only)

An Emirates flight from Dubai to Manchester had to be towed away on landing after developing a technical fault, it was reported on Tuesday.

Flight EK21 was forced to call for assistance after landing early on Tuesday morning in Manchester.

Emirates said that the aircraft had to be towed because of the fault and apologised to passengers for any inconvenience.

The National quoted an Emirates spokesperson as saying: “Emirates can confirm Flight EK21 from Dubai to Manchester on 27 August 2019 experienced a technical fault after landing in Manchester. As a precautionary measure, the aircraft was towed to the terminal and checked by the local authorities.

“All passengers disembarked safely and engineers are in the process of fixing the technical issue. Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused.”

Manchester airport has said its services are running as normal after it briefly had to run single runway operations.

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