Emirates jet with 275 passengers on board crash lands at Dubai airport

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Emirates jet with 275 passengers on board crash lands at Dubai airport after catching fire in the air… and EXPLODES on the runway

Thick black smoke could be seen rising over Dubai International Airport after an Emirates plane carrying 275 passengers was forced in to an emergency landing at around 12.45pm local time. There are reports the landing gear for the plane, which had flown from Trivandrum International Airport in India, may not have come down fully prior to touching down. A pilot who witnessed flight EK521 landing said the plane came in ‘really hard’ and hit the ‘runway tail’. A passenger on another plane said she could see emergency chutes deployed.

 

An Emirates passenger jet has crash landed at Dubai Airport this morning before exploding into a massive fireball on the runway.

Thick black smoke could be seen rising over Dubai International Airport after an Emirates Boeing 777, carrying 282 passengers and 18 crew was forced into an emergency landing at around 12.45pm local time.

There are reports the landing gear for the plane, which had flown from Trivandrum International Airport in India, may not have come down fully prior to touching down. Other reports claimed, the engine on the right side caught fire and fell off while landing.

Dramatic footage shows the aircraft exploding in a fireball on the runway, with the force of the blast throwing a huge metal panel from the plane into the air.

 

Emergency: An Emirates passenger jet carrying 282 passengers has crash landed at Dubai Airport before bursting into flames

Emergency: An Emirates passenger jet carrying 282 passengers has crash landed at Dubai Airport before bursting into flames

Dramatic footage shows the aircraft exploding in a fireball on the runway, with the force of the blast throwing a huge metal panel from the plane into the air

Dramatic footage shows the aircraft exploding in a fireball on the runway, with the force of the blast throwing a huge metal panel from the plane into the air

 A pilot who witnessed flight EK521 landing said the plane came in 'really hard' and hit the 'runway tail' before coming to a halt

 A pilot who witnessed flight EK521 landing said the plane came in ‘really hard’ and hit the ‘runway tail’ before coming to a halt

Emirates said the flight departed at 10.19am from Trivandrum International Airport and was scheduled to land at 12.50pm at Dubai International Airport

Emirates said the flight departed at 10.19am from Trivandrum International Airport and was scheduled to land at 12.50pm at Dubai International Airport

Photographs of the incident showed a plane lying crumpled on its belly on the tarmac with black smoke pouring from its upper section

Photographs of the incident showed a plane lying crumpled on its belly on the tarmac with black smoke pouring from its upper section

Photographs of the incident showed a plane lying crumpled on its belly on the tarmac with black smoke pouring from its

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