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Passengers evacuated off plane from Dubai to Heathrow

DUBAI, May 23, 2017

A Virgin Atlantic flight from Dubai to Heathrow, London was evacuated earlier today following a security threat, said a report.

According to a report in Gulf News, passengers onboard Flight No. VS401 at Dubai International Airport “have temporarily disembarked the aircraft for additional security checks.”

Virgin said that “this is purely as a precautionary measure as the safety of our customers and crew is our No. 1 priority.”

Dubai Airports also confirmed that the departure of a Virgin Atlantic aircraft was delayed whilst additional security checks were carried out.

“These were carried out in close cooperation with Dubai Police and the airline, following which the aircraft was cleared for departure,” it said.

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