At 4.10pm on Wednesday, Dubai resident Susan John appeared from the arrival hall of Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3. Sitting in a wheelchair with a big smile on her face, it was hard to believe she was one of 282 passengers who narrowly escaped a burning plane just hours before.
“It was a close call but we knew that God was with us. We had the immense support of the crew too,” she told Khaleej Times.
Joined by her cousin Dinah Sam and two nephews, 13-year-old Joshua and 10-year-old Joel, all four were passengers on board the Emirates airlines flight, EK 521, which made an emergency landing in Dubai on Wednesday.