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Emirates airline flight crash-lands at Dubai airport

DUBAI: An Emirates airline flight coming from India crash-landed at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, the Dubai government media office said on its official Twitter account, adding that there were no reported casualties yet.

 “Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport on 3rd August 2016 at about 12.45pm local time,” the airline said in a tweet. Pictures purportedly showing the incident posted on social media
“The aircraft involved in the accident is Emirates Boeing 777-300 A6-EMW. It was delivered in March 2003,” Flightradar24 tweeted.
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An Emirates plane has caught fire at Dubai International Airport after it crash-landed because of an equipment failure.

Photos showed plumes of black smoke rising into the air from the plane on Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the airline said: “Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport on 3rd August 2016 at about 12.45pm local time (9.45am BST).”

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Krishna Bhagavathula, who was at the airport, wrote on Twitter that the flames had burned through the top of the aircraft before being brought under control.

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”.

“All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far,” a statement added.

“Authorities at Dubai International Airport are dealing with the incident at the moment to ensure safety of all.”

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source: Times Of India

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