Emirates 777 Bursts Into Flames Upon Landing in Dubai

Aug 3, 2016

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Update: Emirates has confirmed that there are no fatalities among the 282 passengers and 18 crew on board the aircraft. The airline has canceled upwards of 20 flights for today and said to expect an “8-hour network wide delay,” with more updates to come.

Update: Emirates has tweeted to expect a “4-hour network wide delay,” with more updates to come.

A Boeing 777-300 caught fire upon landing at Dubai International Airport this afternoon, according to dozens of reports from DXB. Emirates confirmed the incident on Twitter, but hasn’t yet provided details. According to the airline, all passengers evacuated safely.

The aircraft was apparently landing with disabled gear following an otherwise successful 3.5-hour flight from Thiruvananthapuram, India, with flight number EK521.

The 777, with registration A6-EMW, reportedly burst into flames upon touching down around 12:45pm local time today, August 3.

Here’s a video of the plane on fire:

According to Flightradar24, no traffic is currently departing or landing at DXB, so be sure to check your flight status before heading to the airport. We’ll update this post as details arrive.

 

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