Emirates says didn’nt crash-land, just returned shortly after take off due to technical issue

Dear Sir/Madam

Please could we ask you to urgently remove the tweet and post on your website about flight EK714.  It is factually incorrect.  Please find our statement below.


Attributable to an Emirates spokesperson:

“Emirates flight EK714 bound for Dubai returned to Lusaka airport last night shortly after take off, due to a technical issue.

The aircraft landed normally, taxied to the stand and passengers disembarked in the usual way.

Passengers were accommodated in hotels and have now been re-booked on alternative flights with Emirates or other airlines.

The safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised.”

Please send us your contact number or call me on the number below as soon as possible.  Let us know if you need any more information.

We appreciate your co-operation.
Many thanks

Best wishes
Bryony Gammon
PR Manager (The Americas & Africa) | Corporate Communications

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