Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 23 May 2019

Emirates plane damaged in aborted take-off

Vehicle on runway forces pilots to brake suddenly

An Emirates plane was damaged as it braked suddenly because there was an unauthorised vehicle on the runway in Cairo. AP
An Emirates plane was damaged as it braked suddenly because there was an unauthorised vehicle on the runway in Cairo. AP

An Emirates plane was damaged as it was forced to abort a take-off in Cairo because on an unauthorised vehicle on the runway.

“Unexpected braking at high speed caused damage to the tyres and the aircraft returned back to the terminal,” the airline said on Monday.

Flight EK 928 from Cairo to Dubai was delayed by more than eight hours, prompting passengers to take to Twitter to complain that they were not kept updated about the delay.

Emirates said passengers were disembarked and a replacement aircraft was arranged.

The airline also apologised for inconvenience caused.

Emirates said the authorities were investigating the incident.

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