Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Emirates plane catches fire upon landing at Dubai airport

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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Emirates plane catches fire upon landing at Dubai airport

An Emirates plane has been "involved in an accident upon landing" at Dubai's main airport, reported officials. The Dubai media office has confirmed that all 300 passengers and crew have been safely evacuated.




An Emirates Airline plane coming from India made an emergency landing and burst into flames at Dubai airport on Wednesday, reported the airline and government.
Emirates confirmed that "an incident" at Dubai airport had occurred but that all 300 passengers and crew aboard were safely evacuated and reported "no fatalities" in a post on Twitter.


The airline reported that the accident occurred as Flight EK521 arrived from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram. Emirates said its "main priority now is the safety and well-being of all involved."
Passengers said the pilot made an announcement as the plane neared Dubai, saying that there was an issue with the landing gear, reported Iype Vallikadan, a reporter with the Indian newspaper "Mathrubhumi News."


The Dubai government's official media office said there were "no reported injuries" so far and that all arrivals and departures from Dubai airport had been delayed until further notice Sources at Dubai's airport say the pilot requested an emergency landing after a fire broke out in one of the plane's engines.
Social media users posted videos and pictures of the plane with black smoke billowing from an Emirates jetliner. The plane appeared to be lying on its bellyThe Boeing 777 was scheduled to land at 12:50 p.m. local time, but was involved in the "incident" at 12:45 p.m.

rs/kl (AP, AFP, dpa, Reuters)

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25 comments:

Tayan Taylor said...

Thank God it already landed oh

STARRY LARRY said...

Thank you Lord for their safty




*Larry was here*

OkechukwuOscar Ezeani Wanted!!! said...

Thank God no life was lost.

PinKy berRy said...

Thank God no life was lost, much relieved!

ukwu dimond said...

father we give you all the praise.

Anonymous said...

Thank God ooooo

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus.

stunning slim shady said...

Thank God

Shyla said...

Thank God.

Loveme Jeje said...

God is great. They should go and thank God and do small party

gloriah 24 said...

Praise God

brown said...

Thank u lord

Isolde Fontaine said...

Thank God no one was hurt

Sweetheart said...

Thank you Jesus. #relieved

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Blessing Jackson said...

Thank you Lord for safety

Roseflower said...

That must have been a traumatic experience for the passengers. Thank God no lives were lost.

IJAY said...

Thank God

Olori_1812 said...

Thank God o...

Miss Ess said...

Thank God there was no casualties, thank God

Starjoy said...

Thank God ooo.

Anonymous said...

The craft involved, tail number A6-EMW was in Abuja 2days ago and has flown the Dubai-Abuja route severally within the last month.

sisi eko said...

Hmmm thank God. Very unusual of Emirates.. although no one is immune to accidents but I know emirates has never recorded any air disaster. One of the best, if not the best airline. I just dey fear o

Blossom said...

ThankGod no life was lost.

Anonymous said...

Best my ass. If you know Emirati you won't say so. People were probably injured and some even died. Enough money to shush things up must have been splurged. Emiratis know the value of PR than any other country. It's a facade. A mirage. Very middle eastern, very arabian

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