Emirates plane crash lands at Dubai airport


Emergency response teams at Dubai Airport have fully extinguished the fire on the Emirates plane. All passengers and crew were safely evacuated, Dubai Media Office tweeted.

Emirates airline earlier confirmed an incident occurred at Dubai International Airport involving one of its flights.

“Emirates can confirm that today, 3rd August 2016, flight EK521 travelling from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India, to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International Airport. There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board.

“The Boeing 777 aircraft departed at 10.19am from Trivandrum International Airport and was scheduled to land at 12.50pm at Dubai International Airport.

“We are in the process of opening our customer assistance line and will share these details soon but at this stage we have no further information on what may have caused the accident. Our priority remains with the passengers and crew involved.

“We are expecting a 4-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels,” it said.

Source: emirates247.com

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