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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 16:52 GMT 17:52 UK
Aircraft 'stuck' on airport grass
Emirates Airlines plane stuck at Glasgow Airport
The Emirates plane became stuck at Glasgow Airport
A flight to Dubai with more than 200 people on board was cancelled after an aircraft got stuck in mud while it taxied for take off at Glasgow Airport.

Emirates Airlines said a set of the wheels on the Boeing 777-300ER became stuck after edging two metres off the taxi-way onto soft grass.

The 237 passengers were taken off the aircraft and have been re-booked on Wednesday's flight.

An airport spokesman said no other flights had been affected.

A statement for airline said: "Today's Emirates service from Glasgow to Dubai, flight number EK26, has regrettably been cancelled following an incident as the aircraft travelled along the taxi-way prior to take off.

"All 237 passengers on board the aircraft disembarked safely

"All the passengers have been offered overnight hotel accommodation."

The airline said an investigation would be conducted by the relevant authorities.

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