An Emirates aircraft, EK521, crash-landed at Dubai International Airport and burst into flames on Wednesday.
The plane had 282 passengers and 18 crew on board coming from Thiruvananthapuram in India were all confirmed safe by the airline. It added that the main priority involves offering support to concerned family and friends. Emirates confirmed that there are no fatalities among the passengers and crew.
Emirates can confirm that #EK521 has been involved in an operational incident upon landing at Dubai Int'l Airport.— Emirates airline (@emirates) August 3, 2016
Evacuation and rescue operations were done with extreme efficiency and care and passengers were taken to safety in no time.
The main priority remains with those involved and offering support to concerned family and friends. #EK521— Emirates airline (@emirates) August 3, 2016
So far the cause of the crash remains unknown and all departure flights from Dubai international, the world’s busiest airport for international travel,were delayed until further notice, authorities said.
We are expecting a 4-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels. #EK521— Emirates airline (@emirates) August 3, 2016
Planemaker Boeing said in a statement it was monitoring the situation in Dubai and it would be working with Emirates to gather more information.
Our team is monitoring the situation in Dubai and we'll be working with— Boeing Airplanes (BoeingAirplanes) August 3, 2016
emiratesto gather more information.