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Emirates Airline confirms: US local authorities called back EK 202, 3 passengers removed

May 4, 2010 - 06:22 -

WAM An Emirates Airline's spokesperson confirmed that its flight EK 202 (New York-Dubai, 3rd May) operated by a Boeing 777-300 ER, was called back by the local authorities prior to departure.

"Three passengers were removed from the flight. The flight was delayed for around 7 hours and departed at 14:29 Dubai Time." "Full security procedures were activated including the deplaning of all passengers and a thorough screening of the aircraft, passengers, and baggage. Emirates is cooperating with the local authorities." The spokesperson said Emirates takes every necessary precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of its passengers and crew and regrets the inconvenience caused .

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