There is an unfortunate incident that seems to be happening on the about the time Emirates is celebrating the 8th anniversary of the first flight of their A380s. It seems a Boeing 777 plane, flying from Thiruvananthapuram as EK521 landed without landing gear, and caught fire.
Emirates flight coming from India crash landed at Dubai airport. Praying for everyone to be safe and uninjured. pic.twitter.com/Go58LzaJxF
— Ahmad (@AhmadAltamimii) August 3, 2016
Emirates confirmed the occurrence of an incident on their Twitter feed.
Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport on 3rd August 2016 at about 12.45pm local time.
— Emirates airline (@emirates) August 3, 2016
According to FlightRadar24, no takeoffs or landings right now from Dubai Airport are taking place due to this event.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) August 3, 2016
It is reported that the passengers were safely evacuated. More news is awaited. Let’s hope everyone is okay.
Update: Emirates updated that there were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board. All passengers and crew are safe. They are expecting a 8-hour network wide delay owing to this incident. Also, here are the phone numbers for family and friends.
UAE – 8002111
UK – 00442034508853
US – 0018113502081