An Emirates Boeing 777-300 crash-landed in Dubai after it caught fire mid-air.
At around 12:50 p.m. local time, Emirates flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram, India, crash-landed in Dubai airport, when its engines caught fire mid-air. The pilot sent out a distress signal beforehand.
Emirates airline said that there were 275 passengers on board including crew members.
There were 275 passengers and crew on board. Our main priority now is the safety and well-being of all involved.— Emirates airline (@emirates) August 3, 2016
The busy international terminal immediately closed to both incoming and outgoing flights.
The Dubai Media Office tweeted: “All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far.
“Concerned Authorities at Dubai International Airport are dealing with the incident at the moment to ensure safety of all,” the office wrote.
Dubai airport right now. Flight coming from India pic.twitter.com/Uqu5eNlBZZ— apascual tb (@apaspo1957) August 3, 2016
This is a developing story