Aug 09, 2012 at 04:45pm IST

Snag delays Emirates' Chennai-Dubai flight by over 8 hours

Chennai: The departure of a Dubai-bound Emirates Airways flight scheduled to take off from Chennai at 9.45 am on Thursday with 369 passengers was rescheduled following a technical snag, airport officials said.

The passengers had boarded the flight in the morning but were made to wait in the aircraft for three hours before being disembarked citing the technical snag, they said.

They were provided lunch at the airport and later shifted to a hotel at around 3 pm, the officials said, adding that the flight was expected to take off late this evening.

Emirates' Dubai flight delayed by over 8 hours

After made to wait in the aircraft for three hours, 369 passengers were disembarked citing a technical snag.