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Emirates Stairway Collapses, Injures Boarding Passengers

Emirates celebrates the arrival of its inaugural flight from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) via Athens International Airport (ATH) on Sunday, March 12, 2017, marking the launch of its twelfth U.S. gateway, Newark, N.J. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for Emirates)

Five people were hurt today when the stairway of an Emirates flight at Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Pakistan collapsed and passengers fell onto the runway.

“Emirates flight EK615 from Islamabad to Dubai on February 27, 2018, was involved in an incident on ground as passengers were boarding the aircraft. Five passengers and one ground handling staff sustained injuries and were transported to the nearest hospital,” the airline said in a statement to Khaleej Times.


For more on this story, head to The Khaleej Times.

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Only1BD February 28, 2018

Runway? Newspaper admittedly states runway but really? Good to see yet another considered blog.

ioto1902 February 27, 2018

Title is misleading. It sounds like Emirates has responsibility in this.