Emirates plane makes emergency landing at Dubai airport, all passengers safe

Emirates aircraft, EK521, flying from Thiruvananthapuram, India, to Dubai made an emergency landing at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, Dubai airport sources said.

Emirates confirmed that there are no fatalities among the passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe, the airline said. There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board the aircraft. It added that the main priority involves offering support to concerned family and friends. Dubai International Airport has been closed until further notice.

 The aircraft was a Boeing 777-300 and delivered in March 2003. Evacuation and rescue operations were done with extreme efficiency and care and passengers were taken to safety in no time.

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