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Emirates plane in rejected take-off at DXB airport

Airline blames 'technical issue' for recent incident at Dubai airport.
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Emirates has blamed a ‘technical issue’ for the rejected take-off of a Houston-bound flight at Dubai International Airport earlier this week.

The incident, which took place on 8th August 2010, involved one of the airline’s Boeing 777-200s, which slowed safely after a rejected take-off at high-speed, resulting in several of the plane’s main gear tyres being deflated.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 departed from Dubai around 8.5 hours later and reached Houston with a delay of 7.5 hours.

"EK211 Dubai-Houston due to depart at 09.05hrs on 8th August will be delayed for several hours due to a technical issue with the aircraft which resulted in a rejected take-off. All passengers have been transferred to Emirates Terminal 3 and provided with meal vouchers. The flight is tentatively scheduled to depart at 16.30hrs (local time),” an Emirates spokesperson told LogisticsMiddleEast.com at the time.

“Emirates regrets any inconvenience to its valued customers, but the safety of its passengers and crew is of paramount importance and will not be compromised."

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