August 3, 2016

Emirates passenger jet Plane crash-lands at Dubai airport

Emirates passenger jet Plane crash-lands at Dubai airport

An Emirates airline flight from India has crash-landed at Dubai International Airport, the Dubai government media office says.

Images posted online show thick black smoke coming from the plane.

The Dubai government media office said all passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far.

The Boeing 777 was reportedly flying from the Indian city of Trivandrum to Dubai.

There are reports the landing gear for the plane, which had flown from Trivandrum International Airport in India, may not have come down fully prior to touching down. Other reports claimed a fire had started mid-air before landing.

Tweet from Emirates said: ‘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 275 passengers and crew on board.

‘Our main priority at this time is the safety and wellbeing of all involved and full co-operation is being extended to the authorities and emergency services managing the situation.’

The airline said there were no reported casualties yet.

The Dubai Media Office tweeted: ‘All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far.

‘Concerned Authorities at Dubai International Airport are dealing with the incident at the moment to ensure safety of all.’

Emirates said the flight 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 four-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels.’

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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