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Mumbai-Dubai flight delayed by over 40 hours

world Updated: Jan 10, 2008 14:18 IST

A flight from Mumbai to Dubai has been delayed for more than 40 hours after an engine problem on the three-week old plane forced the flight to turn back.

Jazeera Airways flight J9427 to Dubai and Kuwait departed at 4.45 am on Tuesday, but turned back shortly after take-off, Jazeera Airways Communication Manager Fawaz Al-Sirri said.

"The flight was turned back upon a decision by the captain, who suspected technical problems with one of the engines shortly after take-off," Al-Sirri said, adding that the captain is a senior pilot with more than 18 years experience.

There were 158 passengers on board the flight and some had expressed concern when the plane took off.