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Breaking: Emirates flight EK201 - DXB to JFK diverted

An Emirates plane flying from Dubai to New York JFK has declared emergency and diverted.

World press is reporting that the aircraft will probably land in Manchester in the UK.

At the moment, Flightradar24 website lists the flight as delayed. The plane is an A380 which Emirates & DXB airport is famous for, and is one of the biggest passenger aircrafts in the world.

Emirates is ranked the 2nd safest airline in the world.


The flight was diverted after a medical emergency with a passenger who has been taken to a local hospital. The plane will continue on it's route to New York's JFK airport after refueling. 

Emirates have diverted over 100 flights due to medical emergencies in two years; this cost more than $12 million, del Al-Redha, Emirates' executive vice president and chief operating officer said.

More to follow.