Emirates Airlines flight EK521 crash landed at Dubai Airport because of an equipment failure. According to reports, Emirates Airlines flight was flying from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai airport when it was forced to make an emergency landing.
The Dubai government media office said on its official Twitter account, that there were no reported casualties. The Dubai Media Office added that emergency teams at the airport and Emirates are “well trained to deal with such incidents”.
Thick, black smoke was seen coming out of the fuselage of the flight EK521. Reports say that the aircraft – Boeing 777 – has suffered heavy damage as hit the ground without the landing gears and caught fire. Photographs of the incident posted on social media showed a plane lying crumpled on its belly on the tarmac with black smoke pouring from its upper section.
Meanwhile, the incident has delayed departure of flights from the Dubai International Airport. All flights to Dubai have been diverted to Maktoum International Airport or Sharjah International Airport. Planemaker Boeing said in a statement it was monitoring the situation in Dubai and it would be working with Emirates to gather more information regarding the same.