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February 21, 2022

Emirates Flight Found to Fly Too Low On Departure

Pilots Believed AP Was Flying Departure Procedure When Actually in Shallow Climb, Found Investigators

An Emirates flight from Dubai to Washington last December has been found by its homeland's General Civil Aviation Authority to indeed have flown too low upon departure. The flight rattled windows and drew attention as it left Dubai International in a shallow climb with its pilots apparently unaware of the issue. Investigators described the incident as "serious" in their preliminary investigation, likely due more in part to what it reveals about situational awareness in the airline's pilots than it does the probability of injuriousness on the ground. No injuries to the 372 passengers and crew were reported, and no damage to the plane nor conta

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