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Emirates plane from Thiruvananthapuram crash-lands at Dubai airport

DUBAI: An Emirates Airline flight from south Indian state of Kerala to Dubai crash-landed at the Dubai International Airport on Wednesday. The flight had 275 passengers and crew on board.

“We can confirm flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International,” Emirates tweeted, confirming the incident.

All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far, Dubai media office tweeted.


The Twitter account of live air traffic monitor Flightradar24 said take-offs and landings at Dubai had been suspended because of the incident, adding that the plane involved was a Boeing 777-300 A6-EMW.

Dubai-based Emirates says the incident happened at 12.45 pm local time (845 GMT) on Wednesday.

Dubai International is by far the Mideast’s busiest airport, and is the world’s busiest air hub in terms of international passenger traffic.

The aircraft involved in the incident is a Boeing 777. The wide body jetliner has been in the news in the past as well. It was the same make and model as Malaysia Airlines flights MH 370 and MH 17.

More details are awaited.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.