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Emirates plane crash lands in Dubai, departure delays expected

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An Emirates airline flight coming from India has crash-landed at Dubai International Airport. Emirates confirmed that flight EK521 travelling from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International Airport. There were 275 passengers and crew on board.

The Boeing 777 aircraft, departed at 10.19am from Trivandrum International Airport and was scheduled to land at 12.50pm at Dubai International Airport.

Emirates tweeted, “We can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe.”

CNN's Richard Quest said pictures of the stricken airliner indicate that the front landing gear may have collapsed and that the plane slid. That would possibly lead to a fire, he said.

All departures from Dubai International Airport delayed until further notice. Emirates said, “We are expecting a 4-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels.”

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