Emergency landing at CT International

2012-01-04 16:33
Cape Town - An Emirates passenger plane made an emergency landing at Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, an airport spokesperson said.

Deidre Hendricks said the plane was en route to Dubai when it returned and made an emergency landing. Emergency crews were put on standby.

"The landing had no impact on operations at the airport," she said.

Fouad Caunhye, Emirates Regional Manager Southern Africa said: “Emirates flight EK773, which departed Cape Town for Dubai at 13:55 today, returned to Cape Town at 15:20 after a technical issue developed with the aircraft's landing gear."

He went on to say "At no point was the safety of the 243 passengers or crew at risk."

Passengers are being provided with hotel accommodation until a replacement flight tomorrow afternoon.

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