An Emirates Airline flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai with 275 people on board crashed landed at the Dubai International Airport today. Thick, black smoke was seen coming out of the fuselage of the flight EK521. Reports say that the aircraft has suffered heavy damage.
All passengers and crew members onboard the Boeing-777 have been evacuated safely.
“Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport on 3rd August 2016 at about 12.45pm local time,” the airline said.
“We can confirm flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International. There were 275 passengers and crew on board. Our main priority now is the safety and well-being of all involved. We are extending full co-operation to authorities and emergency services managing the situation. We will update the Emirates website & social media channels as more information becomes available,” a statement issued by the airline said.
Relief and rescue work at the Dubai International Airport is continuing on war footing.