Aviation

Emirates plane makes crash landing in Dubai

Kate Webster

Emirates flight EK521 has made an emergency landing at Dubai Airport, with plumes of black smoke seen rising into the air from the plane fire burning through the plane.

The flight, which made a crash landing with 282 passengers and 18 crew on-board, was travelling from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai.

All passengers and crew have been reported safe, however fight fighter Jasim Issa Mohammed Hassan died while putting out the flames after the jet crashed and burst into flames.

Emirates released a statement saying “Our main priority at this time is the safety and well-being of all involved and full co-operation is being extended to the authorities and emergency services managing the situation.”

It is understood that all passengers were escorted from the flight.

All departure flights have been delayed until further notice.

According to the Aviation Herald, the Boeing 777, “suffered a collapse of the landing gear and burst into flames” as it landed on Dubai’s runway 12L.

“All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far,” a statement added.

Even though no one was injured, it is possibly the worst safety fail for the airline in its 30-year history, following an incident in 2009 when an Emirates A340 taking off from Melbourne struck several structures at the end of the runway before climbing high enough to return for a safe landing.

Emirates currently ranks among the world’s safest carriers, with a seven star rating from Airline Ratings.

The airline released another statement reading “The aircraft, a Boeing 777-300 registration A6-EMW powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines, was travelling from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai. There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board.

The Boeing aircraft was delivered to Emirates in March 2003. Both the Captain and the First Officer have over seven thousand hours of flying experience each. Emirates is fully collaborating with local authorities to determine the cause of the incident.”

Due to the incident, Dubai International Airport was closed for 5 hours yesterday and a number of flights were cancelled, delayed or diverted. Emirates reportedly expected an eight-hour delay in operations across its network.

Passengers holding tickets purchased on or before 3rd August 2016 can rebook or cancel their bookings at no charge.

For more information, visit www.emirates.com or contact the local Emirates sales offices. Numbers can be found here: https://www.emirates.com/english/help/contact-emirates/

The main priority for the airline remains with those involved and offering support to affected families and friends. Dedicated telephone lines are now active for family members:

UAE – 8002111

UK – 00442034508853

US – 1-877 350-2081

Video sent to Travel Weekly from on the ground at the incident:


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