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Watch Video: Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram crash lands at Dubai airport, all 275 passengers safe

Thiruvananthapuram-Dubai Flight Carrying 275 Passengers Today Crash Landed In Dubai. On Impact, The Plane's Right Wing Caught Fire. The Pictures In Social Media Showed A Thick Smoke Rising From The Top Of A Burning Plane.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nivedita R | Updated on: 03 Aug 2016, 04:30:10 PM

New Delhi:

In a tragic incident, an Emirates airline flight from Thiruvananthapuram crash-landed at Dubai and caught fire on Wednesday. The flight was carrying 275 passengers. All of them are safe. Accoridng to local media, all the passengers have been evacuated safely. Emirates has confirmed this evacuation in its tweet.

The flight crash landed on its tail and its right wing caught fire. Besides, pictures on social media showed a thick smoke rising from the top of a burning plane.

A pilot who witnessed the incident told a TV channel that the plane came in fast and hit the runway tail first. The pilot said, “Big flames then the body hit the runway and the right gear collapsed, followed by the right engine coming off. Then it skidded for a while until it stopped.” 

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First Published : 03 Aug 2016, 03:43:00 PM

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