Fire services called for Emirates Flight

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An Emirates flight, that was due to take off in St Petersburg, was called back to the terminal after smoke was detected.

An Emirates spokesperson shared this statement with ARN;

“Flight EK176 from St Petersburg to Dubai on 30 June 2023 returned to the stand due to reports of smoke being detected during pushback for departure. As a precaution, all passengers and crew were disembarked while the aircraft was attended by local authorities and fire services. Passengers were re-boarded after inspections were completed and the aircraft departed with a delay. We apologise for the inconvenience. The safety of our passengers and cabin crew is of upmost important and it will not be compromised.”

Footage has been shared online of emergency services dousing the plane on the tarmac with fire hoses, and passengers being lead off the plane normally. 

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