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Emirates 777 (EK521) crash landing at DXB

Emirates 777 (EK521) crash landing at DXB

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An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EMW performing flight UAE521/EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram (India) VOTV to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) OMDB with 275 people on board, was on final approach to Dubai's runway 12L at 12:41L (08:41Z) but attempted to go around from low height. The aircraft however did not climb, but after retracting the gear touched down on the runway and burst into flames. Passengers are being reported evacuated and safe. The aircraft burned down completely.


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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:16 am
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Emirates 777 (EK521) crash landing at DXB

From EK Facebook page:

Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport on 3rd August 2016 at about 12.45pm local time.
Further information will be shared when it becomes available.
At this stage we ask media to contact [email protected] with any enquiries

Anecdotal evidence all flights diverted to DWC.

Not sure what has happened but hoping for the best!
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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:16 am
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Emirates 777 crash at DXB

Breaking.....

Not clear at this stage if it was a crash or a fire. I've heard everyone got off but nothing is confirmed.

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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:23 am
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Crash landing 777 - EK521 from Trivandrum.
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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:27 am
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http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/emergen...port-1.1872893

Saying all pax escorted to safety

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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:28 am
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Hope everyone is okay, pictures from Social Media don't look great.



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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:37 am
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its this plane: A6 EMW a 773

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a6-emw

Hope all are ok.
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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:43 am
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Hopefully everyone come away unscathed.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36963112
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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:48 am
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Heard the rumour, that the plane avoided a mid-air collision...

Edit: heard also, that all pax are safe
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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:50 am
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Originally Posted by Independent.ie
A spokesperson for the Dubai media office, which represents the Emirate's government, said the plane was flying in from India when it "crash-landed"

He added that all passengers were safely evacuated and no injuries had been reported
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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by The National
Dubai Media Office said on Twitter: "All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far."

No other details were immediately available but images on social media show the plane in a lopsided position on the runway.
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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:55 am
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Looks like the landing gear has collapsed. The aircraft has turned to the right and is almost facing the opposite direction it landed in.
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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:55 am
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According to Sky News a plane travelling from India crash landed at DXB at 12:45 pm local time. Details a little sketchy right now

http://news.sky.com/story/plane-cras...rport-10521135
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Old Aug 3, 16, 4:57 am
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News says it was EK521 coming from Thiruvananthapuram
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Video https://twitter.com/NYCAviation/stat...74866530242560
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