Diplomat stirs panic on Emirates plane

Published January 7th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

A European diplomat caused panic during a flight of Dubai's Emirates airline by telling an air-hostess that his colleague, also a European, was a "terrorist," UAE newspapers reported on Monday. 


The hostess took the "joke" seriously and immediately notified the captain, who ordered the two to disembark when the plane, which was on an Abu Dhabi-Karachi flight, transited in Dubai. 


A dispute erupted when they refused and security forces had to intervene, the reports added. 


The two diplomats contacted their embassies from the airport and the matter was eventually resolved. The papers also said that the pair embarked on another flight to Pakistan. (Albawaba.com) 


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