x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Technical fault during take-off causes delays for Etihad passengers

An Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Chicago experienced a technical fault during takeoff on Saturday, causing a four hour delay for passengers, according to an Etihad spokesman.

An Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Chicago experienced a technical fault during takeoff on Saturday, causing a four-hour delay for passengers, according to an Etihad spokesman.

No one was hurt during the incident on the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, flight EY 151.

"The aircraft returned to stand, and passengers transferred to another Boeing 777 aircraft," the spokesman said in an email statement.

"The flight departed 4 hours behind schedule. Safety is our highest priority and Etihad Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to passengers."

Further details were not immediately available.

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