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Dubai-bound plane grounded after ‘security threat’

Emirates Airline flight from Mumbai delayed for four hours; two passengers detained.

February 7, 2010 8:17 by

An Emirates Airline flight destined for Dubai was delayed by four hours in Mumbai yesterday due to a security alert.

Flight EK505 from Mumbai to Dubai was held up due to a passenger onboard possibly posing a “security threat”, according to an Emirates spokesperson.

A man and his wife were removed from the plane and handed over to Mumbai police for questioning, the airline said in a statement.

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