3 August 2016
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Emirates Plane Crash-Lands at Dubai Airport
An Emirates aircraft en route to Dubai from India with 282 passengers and 18 crew onboard, including six Americans, made an emergency landing at Dubai International Airport Wednesday morning, according to the airline. There have been no reports of injuries so far.
“We can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe,” Emirates said in a statement today.
The Boeing 777 departed from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, southern India, at 10:19 a.m. local time and was scheduled to land at Dubai International Airport at 12:50 p.m. local time. Emirates said that flight EK521 had been “involved in an operational incident upon landing.”
Pictures from the crash began to surface on social media, including footage which appears to show the Emirates jet skidding to a halt after the emergency landing. A large plume of black smoke could be seen billowing from the aircraft in photos of the incident.