Emirates flight develops technical snag, grounds 250 passengers in Ahmedabad

The Emirates flight, EK 539, was scheduled to depart from Terminal 2 of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad at 4:25 am but sources claimed that it was delayed by 5 hours and ultimately cancelled stranding the passengers in Ahmedabad.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: July 13, 2017 7:54 pm
Emirates, Emirates flight, Emirates technical snag, Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad Emirates flight, Ahmedabad flight issue, india news Ahmedabad Airport Director, Manoj Gangal, said, “There was a delay of 2-3 hours as the aircraft had developed a technical snag and became aircraft on ground (AOG) on Thursday.” (Source: File photo)

Close to 250 air passengers were left stranded on the wee hours of Thursday morning after a Dubai-bound Emirates flight was cancelled after a few hours of delay in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The Emirates flight, EK 539, was scheduled to depart from Terminal 2 of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad at 4:25 am but sources claimed that it was delayed by 5 hours and ultimately cancelled stranding the passengers in Ahmedabad.

Ahmedabad Airport Director, Manoj Gangal, said, “There was a delay of 2-3 hours as the aircraft had developed a technical snag and became aircraft on ground (AOG) on Thursday. The airlines mentioned that it is expecting some technical parts to be delivered by Friday early morning. Meanwhile passengers who were to travel on the flight were shifted to various Ahmedabad hotels and a few were transferred through other airlines like Jet Airways through a Mumbai connection headed to Dubai and through Etihad airlines by way of through interline agreements wherein transfers can happen from one airline to another.”

The Emirates website mentioned the flight status as cancelled. On its website it said, “Due to operational reasons this flight has been cancelled. We are in the process of rebooking the flights to final destination and will send updated itinerary shortly.”

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    mohan
    Jul 14, 2017 at 6:51 pm
    If it was air india media would have had field day! Look at the tone of reporting!
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    Tiffany
    Jul 14, 2017 at 2:08 am
    Speaking on Emirates flights - I was on a Emirates flight which departed Athens, Greece to Newark, New Jersey on July 8. About two hours into the flight, a man in the row behind me started to scream “The plane is going down in the name of Allah and screaming he was a follower of Christ”. He became erratic and had to be constrained with zip ties and belts by the flight staff and surrounding passages. Everyone on the plane was scared for their lives and asked that the plane be landed. The captain made an announcement that the situation was under control, which it clearly wasn’t since I was sitting 4 seats away from the man and that we would not be landing. I am not sure if the captain was fully aware of the severity of the situation. The man screamed for over 2 hours (which I have recordings of). We We never received an apology and our complaints were not answered. We will NEVER fly Emirates again. Also strange that there was no news on this incident.
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