An Emirates airplane caught on fire following a crash landing on Wednesday in Dubai. All passengers on Emirates flight EK521 were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far, Dubai authorities said on Twitter.
All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 3, 2016
All 275 passengers and crew have been safely evacuated, and all flights at the airport have been delayed, the authorities also said. Emirates described the incident as “an accident”
We can confirm flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International.
— Emirates airline (@emirates) August 3, 2016
The Boeing 777 had flown to the United Arab Emirates city from the Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram.