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[Updates] Emirates flight catches fire at Dubai airport, all on board evacuated

[Updates] Emirates flight catches fire at Dubai airport, all on board evacuated

United Arab Emirates

An Emirates airline, flight EK521, travelling from the Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai, caught fire after crash landing on Wednesday morning at the Dubai International Airport.

A tweet from the company confirming the accident read; ‘‘Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport on 3rd August 2016 at about 12.45pm local time.’‘

The airline further confirmed that there were 275 passengers on board the flight but no casualties have been recorded from the incident.

According to reports, the accident was as a result of an equipment failure.

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