One of the strong Emirate aircraft flying from Trivandrum International Airport in India to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, today caught fire after landing at the Dubai International Airport.
300 passengers and crew aboard the plane were safely evacuated, authorities of the airline said.
“We can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe,” Emirates said.
All flights at the Dubai airport have been suspended. Read Emirates Airlines' official statement:
Emirates Media Statement 4: 14:23, Wednesday 3 AUG 2016
Emirates can confirm that today, 3 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 can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe.
We are expecting a 4-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels.
The main priority remains with those involved and offering support to concerned family and friends.