Emirates flight makes emergency landing at Mumbai airport

Mumbai: An Emirates flight from Dubai to Male with 309 passengers on board today landed under emergency conditions at the city airport after the pilot detected smoke on board.

"The ATC declared full emergency at the MIAL (Mumbai International Airport Limited) at 1359 hrs after a Boeing 777 flight of Emirates (EK (EK 652) from Dubai to Male had to make an emergency landing following detection of smoke in the aircraft," a Mumbai airport official said today.

The flight with 309 passengers and crew landed safely at 1458 hrs on Runway 9 of the Mumbai airport, the official said.