• The Boeing 777 has crash landed at Dubai International Airport following a flight from Trivandrum  in India
  • Dramatic pictures show black smoke coming from the Emirates passenger jet crash landed and burst into flames
  • All flights to the Dubai terminal have been diverted while emergency crews work at the scene 

Emirates can confirm that today, 3rd 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.

Thick black smoke could be seen rising over Dubai International Airport after an Emirates Boeing 777 crashed at around 12.45pm local time.

Emirates passenger jet has crash landed at Dubai Airport before bursting into flames, it has emerged.

Thick black smoke could be seen rising over Dubai International Airport after an Emirates Boeing 777 crashed at around 12.45pm local time.

Thick black smoke could be seen rising over Dubai International Airport after an Emirates plane reportedly crashed at around 12.45pm local time

Pictures show smoke coming from the plane on a runway at the airport

 A pilot who witnessed flight EK521 landing told NDTV the plane came in 'really hard' and hit the 'runway tail'

 

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There are reports the landing gear for the plane, which had flown from Trivandrum International Airport in India, may not have come down fully prior to touching down.

All flights to the Dubai terminal have been diverted while emergency crews work at the scene.

A Tweet from Emirates said: ‘Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport on August 3 2016 at about 12.45pm local time.’

Courtesy : Daily Mail

Fresh Update from Emirates .

Emirates Media Statement 4:

We can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe.

The main priority remains with those involved and offering support to concerned family and friends. Dedicated telephone lines are now active for family members: 

UAE – 8002111

UK – 00442034508853

US – 0018113502081

For members of the media, the Emirates’ Press Office in Dubai is now activated: 

• 00971 4 708 37 13 

Or email: PR@emirates.com.