Emirates plane catches fire after landing

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Emirates confirmed that today, 3rd August 2016, flight EK521 travelling from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai has been involved in an operational incident upon landing at Dubai International Airport. There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board.

The Boeing 777 aircraft, departed at 10.19am from Trivandrum International Airport and was scheduled to land at 12.50pm at Dubai International Airport.
Emirates confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew.

Emirates are expecting a 8-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels. The following flights out of Dubai on the 3rd of August are cancelled:
EK572/573: Dubai-Kolkata-Dubai DXB/CCU/DXB
EK2809/2810: Dubai-Medina-Dubai DXB/MED/DXB
EK843/844: Dubai-Doha-Dubai DXB/DOH/DXB
EK083/084: Dubai-Geneva-Dubai DXB/GVA/DXB
EK979/980: Dubai-Tehran-Dubai DXB-IKA/DXB
EK864/865: Dubai-Muscat-Dubai DXB/MCT/DXB
EK849/850: Dubai-Doha-Dubai DXB/DOH/DXB
EK630/631: Dubai-Multan-Dubai DXB/MUX/DXB
EK881/882: Dubai-Doha-Dubai DXB/DOH/DXB
EK839/840: Dubai-Bahrain-Dubai DXB/BAH/DXB
EK825/826: Dubai-Dammam-Dubai DXB/DMM/DXB
EK947/948: Dubai-Basra-Dubai DXB/BSR/DXB
EK977/978: Dubai-Tehran-Dubai DXB/IKA/DXB
EK602/603: Dubai-Karachi-Dubai DXB/KHI/DXB
EK875/876: Dubai-Kuwait-Dubai DXB/KWI/DXB
EK903/904: Dubai-Amman-Dubai DXB/AMM/DXB
EK817/818: Dubai-Riyadh-Dubai DXB/RUH/DXB
EK857/858: Dubai-Kuwait-Dubai DXB/KWI/DXB
EK508/509: Dubai-Mumbai-Dubai DXB/BOM/DXB
EK833/834: Dubai-Bahrain-Dubai DXB/BAH/DXB
EK386/387: Dubai-Hong Kong-Dubai DXB/HKG/DXB

For re-bookings, commercial queries and further schedule updates, visit www.emirates.com or contact the local Emirates sales offices. Numbers can be found here: www.emirates.com/english/help/contact-emirates/
Emirates says their main priority remains with those involved and offering support to concerned family and friends. Dedicated telephone lines are now active for friends family members of affected passengers:
UAE – 8002111
UK – 00442034508853
US – 0018113502081
The nationalities of passengers and crew on board are:
226 – India
24 – UK
11 – UAE
6 – US
6 – Saudi Arabia
5 – Turkey
4 – Ireland
2 – Australia
2 – Brazil
2 – Germany
2 – Malaysia
2 – Thailand
1 – Croatia
1 – Egypt
1 – Bosnia & Herzegovina
1 – Lebanon
1 – Philippines
1 – South Africa
1 – Switzerland
1 – TunisiaFor members of the media, the Emirates’ Press Office in Dubai is now activated: 00971 4 708 37 13
Or email: PR@emirates.com

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