, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug 3 – An Emirates plane with 275 people on board was involved in an accident on landing Wednesday at Dubai airport but all the passengers were evacuated safely, the government said.
Footage on social media showed smoke billowing from the aircraft.
“An Emirates plane coming from India has been involved in an accident on landing at Dubai International,” Dubai Media Office said on its Twitter account.
“All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far,” it said, adding that all departures from Dubai International have been halted “until further notice.”
Emirates confirmed the incident.
“We can confirm flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International,” the carrier said on its Twitter account.
“There were 275 passengers and crew on board. Our main priority now is the safety and well-being of all involved,” it said.[cresta-social-share]