Plane catches fire during landing at Dubai airport


‪#‎UAE‬: ‪#‎Emirates‬ Airlines confirmed today that flight EK521 travelling from ‪#‎Trivandrum‬ International Airport in ‪#‎Thiruvananthapuram‬ in ‪#‎India‬ to Dubai was involved in an operational incident upon landing at Dubai International Airport. There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board.
The nationalities of passengers and crew on board are:
226 – India
24 – UK
11 – UAE
6 – US
6 – Saudi Arabia
5 – Turkey
4 – Ireland
2 – Australia
2 – Brazil
2 – Germany
2 – Malaysia
2 – Thailand
1 – Croatia
1 – Egypt
1 – Bosnia & Herzegovina
1 – Lebanon
1 – Philippines
1 – South Africa
1 – Switzerland
1 – Tunisia

The Boeing 777 aircraft departed at 10.19 a.m. from Trivandrum International Airport and was scheduled to land at 12.50 p.m. 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,” the statement said.

“We are expecting a 8-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,” it added.

The airline also activated dedicated telephone lines for family members, UAE – 8002111, UK – 00442034508853, and US – 0018113502081.


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