Wednesday, 3 August 2016

EMIRATES 777 crashes in Dubai

                          BREAKING NEWS

         An Emirates Boeing 777 has just crash-landed at Dubai airport.

EMIRATES B777-31H A6-EMW (CN 29067)     File Photo (actual aircraft)

An Emirates Boeing 777 flight from India has burst into flames after crash-landing in Dubai. Emirates confirmed that an "accident" took place at Dubai International Airport at roughly 12.45pm local time.
The aircraft was on final approach to Dubai's runway 12L at 12:41L (08:41Z) but attempted to go around from low height. The aircraft however did not climb, but after retracting the gear touched down on the runway and burst into flames. Passengers are being reported evacuated and safe. 
The aircraft was completely gutted.
Pictures circulating on Twitter appeared to show the aircraft badly damaged, with thick black smoke emerging from it. The Dubai government confirmed that the flight crash-landed, but that all passengers had been safely evacuated and there were no reports of any injuries.
The flight involved in the accident was the EK521 flight from Thiruvananthapuram in India to Dubai. The flight caught fire when it appeared to "belly-flop" onto the landing strip.
A statement from Emirates Airline said: "There were 275 passengers and crew on board. Our main priority now is the safety and well-being of all involved. We are extending our full cooperation to authorities and emergency services managing the situation."
Emirates said that they would update their website once more information about the accident became available. No flights are taking off from Dubai International Airport following the incident and it remained unclear when services would resume.
The aircraft was a 777-31H with the registration A6-EMW (CN 29067) this aircraft was only 14 years old; it's line number 408 and first flew on 14th June 2002.

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