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Dubai airport flights resume after crash landing

Emirates plane crash said to involve 24 UK passengers, though all 300 passengers have been reported safe
03/08/2016

Pictured: Dubai International Airport, where an Emirates Boeing 777 crash landed

Dubai International Airport has reopened following the crash landing of a flight from India.

The Emirates arrival was carrying 282 passengers - including 24 people from the UK - and 18 crew members when it was forced into an emergency landing and subsequently caught fire on the runway. All passengers and crew were escorted to safety, the airline confirmed.


All departures from Dubai International were subject to delay and arrivals were diverted to alternative airports before the airport reopened at 6.30pm local time and flights resumed.


An Emirates statement added: “The Boeing 777 aircraft departed at 10.19am from Trivandrum International Airport and was scheduled to land at 12.50pm (local time) at Dubai International Airport.


"We can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe.”


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