Breaking: Emirates plane Crash-Lands At Dubai Airport

An Emirates plane with 275 people on board was involved in an accident on landing Wednesday at Dubai airport but all the passengers were evacuated safely, the government said.

Footage on social media showed smoke billowing from the aircraft.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

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Emirates Airline flight is seen after it crash-landed at Dubai International Airport

 

“An Emirates plane coming from India has been involved in an accident on landing at Dubai International,” the government’s Dubai Media Office said on its Twitter account.

“All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far,” it said.

Plane crash lands at Dubai airport

All departures from Dubai International Airport have been halted “until further notice,” it added.

Emirates confirmed the incident, saying that the plane was a Boeing 777.

“We can confirm flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International,” the carrier said on its Twitter account.

“There were 275 passengers and crew on board. Our main priority now is the safety and well-being of all involved,” it said.

Emirates said it had “no further information on what may have caused the accident”.

“Our priority remains with the passengers and crew involved,” it said.

Footage on social media showed thick black smoke coming out of the centre of the plane while the fuselage appeared to be lying on the runway with escape slides opened.

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