Emirates flight crash-landing in Dubai: Here's how it happened
An Emirates Airline flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram carrying 282 passengers and 18 crew members on board crash-landed at the Dubai International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
Dubai: An Emirates Airline flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram carrying 282 passengers and 18 crew members on board crash-landed at the Dubai International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
Here is al that we know about the incident:-
-There were 300 passengers including crew on board: Emirates Airline
-The plane landed on its belly after suspected failure of the landing gear.
-The plane caught fire while landing on runway in Dubai, the airline said.
-The incident happened at Dubai International Airport at about 12.45 pm, the Emirates Airline confirmed.
-The airline said all passengers were evacuated and there were no reported injuries.
-We are extending full co-operation to authorities and emergency services managing the situation: Emirates Airline
-Our main priority now is the safety and well-being of all involved: Emirates airline
-All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far: Dubai Media Office.
-All departure flights from Dubai International Airport have been delayed until further notice: Dubai Media Office.
-All Dubai flights diverted to Maktoum International Airport or Sharjah International Airport: Al Arabiya.
-Can confirm that there were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board: Emirates Airline.
-Emirates Airline will set up a help desk at the Thiruvananthapuram airport, soon: Thiruvananthapuram Airport.
-Emirates Airline sets up help desk at Trivandrum Airport, announces helpline no - 0471-3377337.