August 03, 2016

Emirates plane carrying 300 Crash-Lands in Dubai, catches fire

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. 

7 comments:

SPACO said...

Thank God, can you see the kind of emergency response in this airport. If is Nigeria the 300 passengers would have roasted like Sosoliso airline.

eniola lawal said...

Thank God

inumidun said...

Tnk God no life was lost..

samaila sulaiman said...

Thank God no life was lost

Anonymous said...

Thank God

Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

Hope no one died oo

Anonymous said...

Did you read the news at all?