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An Emirates plane with people on board crash-landed and caught fire in Dubai on Wednesday, shutting down the busy airport, but the authorities said all the passengers were evacuated safely.
Footage on social media showed smoke billowing from the aircraft. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear. Footage shows smoke billowing from burning aircraft.
All departures and arrivals at Dubai International Airport were halted after the incident. Emirates confirmed the incident, saying that the plane was a Boeing Firefighter dies in plane disaster A firefighter was killed while battling flames that erupted when an Emirates airline plane flying from India crash-landed in Dubai, the carrier's chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum said.
Sheikh Ahmed said authorities were still investigating the incident, in which 14 other people were admitted to hospitals with mainly minor or moderate injuries.
He said the crash-landing was not caused by any security breach. He said the plane, which had entered service inhad undergone maintenance in and that the United Arab Emirates pilot had over 7, hours of flying experience.
Emirates said that there were passengers and 18 crew members on board, including Indians, 24 Britons and 11 Emirati nationals. The Aviation Herald reported the aircraft touched down during a go-around without its gear deployed.
Footage on social media showed thick black smoke coming out of the centre of the plane while the fuselage appeared to be lying on the runway with escape slides opened. The Twitter account of live air traffic monitor Flightradar24 confirmed takeoffs and landings at Dubai had been suspended because of the incident.
Flight operations resume Dubai airport resumed flights after a nearly four-hour shutdown caused by the accident involving an Emirates plane, authorities said. The accident comes almost four months after a plane belonging to Dubai's other carrier, flydubai, crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in southern Russia, killing all 61 people on board.
Dubai International is the world's largest hub in terms of international passengers, and is the base for Emirates, from where it serves more than destinations.
Emirates, Qatar Airways and Abu Dhabi's Etihad have seized a significant portion of transcontinental travel, capitalising on the geographic locations of their Gulf hubs. Emirates is the largest single operator of the Boeingas well as the Airbus A superjumbo, and has expanded its fleet to aircraft last year.the Middle East Association, the Bahrain Society, the British the British Business Group of Dubai & Northern Emirates and the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.
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