An Emirate flight carrying 282 passenger has crashed at the airline’s Airport in Dubai following an emergency landing that busted the plane into flames.
The International media report says all flights has been suspended at Dubai International Airport as thick black smoke could be seen emanating from the damaged plane.
It was reported that the pilot told passengers that there was a problem with landing gear, minutes before landing the flight which had flown from Trivandrum International Airport in India.
At around 1pm local time, Emirate Boeing 777-300 A6-EMW plane flight number EK521, carrying 282 passengers and 18 crew was spotted by a unseen camera, showing the fatal incident as it unfolds.
But there were two versions of the footage; one video shows the aircraft exploding in a fireball on the runway, with the force of the blast throwing a huge panel from the plane into the air. While the other video captured the moment screeches along the airport runway with full force of gravity, before coming to a gradual halt in cloud of smokes.
Reports also said the passengers including 24 Britons, six Americans, four from Ireland, two Australians and 226 Indian nationals miraculously survived. They were evacuated safely within minutes of landing before the plane was engulfed in flames.
It is believed that the pilot had sent out and emergency signal that tipped off the passengers to evacuate through the emergency chutes moments before the plane was preparing to land.
The passengers evacuated from the plane also confirmed that minutes before the flight crash-landed at Dubai airport, the pilot made an announcement that he needed to make an emergency landing amid problems with the landing gear.
Dubai International Airport is the world’s largest, famous for conveying international passengers, and is the base for Emirates, from where it serves more than 153 destinations around the globe.