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Dubai: Emirates flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram on fire after crash-landing

Agencies: Emirates aircraft, EK521, flying from Thiruvananthapuram, India, to Dubai made an emergency landing at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, Dubai airport sources said. The aircraft was a Boeing 777-300 and delivered in March 2003.

All passengers have been escorted to safety. The area has been cordoned off. No takeoff and landing at Dubai airport right now.

Update Emirates statement

Emirates can confirm that today, 3rd August 2016, flight EK521 travelling from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International Airport. There were 275 passengers and crew on board.

Our main priority at this time is the safety and wellbeing of all involved and full co-operation is being extended to the authorities and emergency services managing the situation.

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