Emirates flight to Dubai diverted because of technical fault

An Emirates flight from Manchester to Dubai was diverted on Sunday.

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DUBAI // Passengers heading to Dubai from the UK are facing disrupted travel plans after an Emirates flight was diverted because of a technical fault.

Flight EK18 was forced to reroute to London shortly after takeoff on Sunday.

The aircraft landed safely at Heathrow airport, where those on board have been assisted with making new plans, the airline said.

Further information about the technical fault was not released.

“Passengers will be disembarked and rebooked on alternate Emirates flights for their onward journey to Dubai,” an Emirates spokesperson said.