Dubai: A Dubai-bound Emirates flight with 186 passengers on board was forced into making an emergency landing Wednesday at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport shortly after take-off owing to technical problems with one of its engines.
Confirming the incident, an Emirates spokesperson told Gulf News in a statement: "Emirates flight EK507 Mumbai to Dubai returned to Mumbai airport shortly after take-off due to a technical issue. The A330 aircraft landed at Mumbai airport without incident shortly after its initial departure."
It added that the 186 passengers on-board the affected flight are being accommodated on later flights.
According to Indian media reports, the flight which had taken off 3.35pm (India time), returned to the Mumbai airport at 3.58pm due to a technical problem with one of its engines, following which a full-fledged emergency situation was declared at the airport to facilitate the smooth landing of the distressed plane.