Dubai/Nagpur: An Emirates Airline flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai crash landed in Dubai on Wednesday with authorities saying the 275 passengers on board had been evacuated safely and no injuries reported.
“Concerned Authorities at #Dubai International Airport are dealing with the incident at the moment to ensure safety of all. All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far,” the Dubai media office tweeted about the incident involving flight EK521.
Emirates confirmed that flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai international airport. There were 275 passengers on board.
“Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport today at about 12.45 pm local time,” the airline spokesperson said.
Further information will be shared when it becomes available, the spokesperson added.
Video footage showed smoke billowing out of the Boeing 777 which has a capacity of carrying over 300 passengers.
Dubai airport halted departures after the Emirates accident.
All Dubai flights have been diverted to Maktoum International Airport or Sharjah International Airport after Emirates flight crash-lands in Dubai.
“We are in the process of opening our customer assistance line and will share these details soon but at this stage we have no further information on what may have caused the accident. Our priority remains with the passengers and crew involved,” the airline said.
“We are expecting a 4-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels,” it added.