Plane Bursts Into Flames After Emergency Landing

Emirates aircraft, EK521, flying from Thiruvananthapuram, India, to Dubai made an emergency landing at Dubai International Airport a few hours ago and burst into flames shortly after the plane was evacuated.

Evacuation and rescue operations were done with extreme efficiency and care and passengers were taken to safety in no time. 275 passengers and crew were on board. All have been escorted to safety. The aircraft was a Boeing 777-300 and delivered in March 2003.

All flights to Dubai have been diverted to Maktoum International Airport.

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Images via Twitter and Gulf News Reader.

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