An Emirates flight en route from India appeared to catch fire while making an emergency landing at Dubai International airport on Wednesday, CNN reports.
“We can confirm flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International,” the airline posted on their official Twitter account.
We can confirm flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International.
— Emirates airline (@emirates) August 3, 2016
“There were 275 passengers and crew on board. Our main priority now is the safety and well-being of all involved,” the post added.
Emergency response teams have been activated and all passengers and crew have been safely evacuated, the Dubai Government Media Office said on their Twitter account.
All departure flights from the airport have been delayed until further notice, it added.
— Irfan (@irfan_farooq70) August 3, 2016