An Emirates passenger jet crash landed at Dubai International Airport this morning before exploding into a massive fireball while sitting on the runway. The Boeing 777 jet had been flying in from Trivandrum in India. Of the 282 passengers and 18 crew members, none were injured. [lead image via ABC]
According to The Daily Mail:
Thick black smoke could be seen rising over Dubai International Airport after an Emirates Boeing 777, carrying 282 passengers and 18 crew was forced into an emergency landing at around 12.45pm local time.
The pilot told passengers seconds from landing that there was a problem with landing gear on the plane, which had flown from Trivandrum International Airport in India. Other reports claimed the engine on the right side caught fire and fell off while coming in to land.
A Boeing 77 jet flying out of India crash landed at Dubai International Airport and then burst into flames. Fortunately, of the 282 passengers and 18 crew members, none were injured. The airport has since suspended all operations.