An Emirates Airline flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai with nearly 300 people on board crash-landed at the Dubai International Airport today.
Six people, who were injured in the incident, have been admitted to a hospital in Dubai. Passengers and crew members were evacuated from the aircraft through emergency chutes as relief and rescue teams rushed in to put out the flames. The Boeing 777 was carrying 282 passengers and 18 crew members from 20 different countries, according to the airline. Those on board included 226 Indians, 24 Britons, 11 Emiratis, and six each from the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Thick, black smoke was seen coming out of the fuselage of the flight EK521. Reports say that the aircraft suffered heavy damage as hit the ground without the landing gear and caught fire. Photographs of the incident posted on social media showed a plane lying crumpled on its belly on the tarmac with black smoke pouring from its upper section.
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