VIA on alert for emergency landing

An Emirates flight lands at the Velana International Airport. (File Photo/Sun/Mohamed Hayyan)

The national airport, Velana International Airport (VIA) was brought to alert Saturday for an emergency landing by a plane.

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) states the plane in question landed at the VIA Saturday afternoon.

MACL said the reason why the plane required an emergency landing will become clear following an investigation.

No further information regarding the incident is available at this point.