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Emirates Airline flight crash-lands at Dubai airport: govt

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An Emirates airline flight coming from India crash-landed at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, the Dubai government media office said on its official Twitter account, adding that there were no reported casualties yet.

[DUBAI] An Emirates Airline flight coming from India crash-landed at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, the Dubai government media office said on its official Twitter account, adding that there were no reported casualties yet.

Pictures purportedly showing the incident posted on social media showed a thick black plume of smoke rising from the top of a burning plane.

The Twitter account of live air traffic monitor Flightradar24 said takeoffs and landings at Dubai had been suspended because of the incident, adding that the plane involved was a Boeing 777-300 A6-EMW. The flight involved was EK521 coming from Thiruvananthapuram, it said.

Airport and company representatives could not be immediately reached for comment.

REUTERS

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