Emirates Flight From Thiruvanathapuram Burst Into Flames After Crash Landing

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Emirates airline flight crash landed after arriving at Dubai International Airport today. All the passengers were evacuated safely. Emirates confirmed that all 282 passengers and 18 crew were safe and accounted for after earlier reporting an accident involving a Boeing 777 that had traveled from Thiruvananthapuram on the southern tip of India.

The incident occurred at 12:45 p.m. local time (4:45 a.m. ET), as images and video of thick black smoke billowing from the fuselage of Flight EK521 began circulating on social media.

The fire was extinguished shortly before 3 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET), Dubai authorities said.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known. All arrivals and departures at Dubai International were suspended following the accident.

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