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EMIRATES FLIES FIVE-HOUR FLIGHT TO NOWHERE AFTER ABORTING LANDING IN KABUL FOLLOWING TALIBAN TAKE-OVER

EMIRATES FLIES FIVE-HOUR FLIGHT TO NOWHERE AFTER ABORTING LANDING IN KABUL FOLLOWING TALIBAN TAKE-OVER

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Emirates operated a five and a half hour flight to nowhere after its regular service from Dubai to Kabul in Afghanistan aborted landing following the Taliban’s takeover of the country.

Flight EK640 departed Dubai at around 7am (UTC) and flew to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport as scheduled on 15 August.

Two hours and 14 minutes after take-off, the Boing 777 aircraft started its descent from 37,000ft to 28,000ft.