- Emirates pilot called for help on Thursday morning at Melbourne Airport
- Flight EK406 ‘landed normally’ at the airport at the scheduled time of 5.25am
- Pilot then called for assistance and emergency services towed plane into place
An Emirates pilot called for help on Thursday morning after landing at the Melbourne Airport.
Flight EK406 ‘landed normally’ at the airport at the scheduled time of 5.25am after taking off from Dubai, an airport spokeswoman said.
It is unknown why the pilot called for assistance but the ‘aircraft was towed into position by emergency services and passengers were held up 10 minutes,’ she said.
The spokeswoman said the incident was not an emergency.
The aircraft was scheduled to go on to Auckland from Melbourne at 12.45pm, but has reportedly been cancelled, according to The Herald Sun.
The Auckland flight is listed as still scheduled on live air traffic radars.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Emirates for comment.
Emergency services towed Emirates flight EK406 on Thursday morning when its pilot called for help after landing at Melbourne Airport (stock image)