Emirates flight from India crash lands at Dubai Airport

An Emirates plane with 275 people on board was involved in an accident on landing Wednesday at Dubai airport but all the passengers were evacuated safely.

Footage on social media showed smoke billowing from the aircraft.

“An Emirates plane coming from India has been involved in an accident on landing at Dubai International,” Dubai Media Office said on its Twitter account.

“All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far,” it said, adding that all departures from Dubai International have been halted “until further notice.”

“We can confirm flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International,” the carrier said on its Twitter account.

“There were 275 passengers and crew on board. Our main priority now is the safety and well-being of all involved,” it said.

Earlier, passengers in the airport and those present at the site of the incident, took to Twitter to post photos and videos of the burning plane – as smoke filled up the sky.

The aircraft involved in the accident is a Boeing 777-300 that was delivered in March 2003.
A Qatar Airways flight, QR1010 from Doha, was cancelled. Air India flights will depart from Sharjah.

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

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