EK521 landing: Passengers, families await details
KT reporters talk to concerned family members and passengers after Emirates flight makes emergency landing today.
Anxious passengers and relatives of passengers at Dubai airport are awaiting updates on flights details and the safety of their loved ones after an Emirates flight from Trivandrum to Dubai made an emergency landing in Dubai earlier today.
Flight EK521 had 282 passengers and 18 crew on board.
Dr Shaji from Kerala was travelling to Dubai on Emirates flight EK521 from Trivandrum with his wife and three daughters .
"Technically no idea what happened but while landing something abnormal took place on the runway. We saw smoke inside the aircraft and all the emergency doors were opened. I pulled my daughters and took my travel documents and slid down the slides. My wife has scrapes on the knee and she was attended by the doctors and given medication, " he told Khaleej Times.
"The ground staff were amazing within seconds the ambulance took us away from the flights.
"Right now we are still at the airport in a cordoned off area and are waiting for more information," the 46-year-old added.
Watch residents and passengers talk to Khaleej Times:
11 UAE citizens among passengers list:
'Emirates can confirm that today, 3rd August 2016, flight EK521 travelling from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai has been involved in an operational incident upon landing at Dubai International Airport.
There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board.
The nationalities of passengers and crew on board are:
226 - India
24 - UK
11 - UAE
6 - US
6 - Saudi Arabia
5 - Turkey
4 - Ireland
2 - Australia
2 - Brazil
2 - Germany
2 - Malaysia
2 - Thailand
1 - Croatia
1 - Egypt
1 - Bosnia & Herzegovina
1 - Lebanon
1 - Philippines 1
- South Africa
1 - Switzerland
1 - Tunisia
The Boeing 777 aircraft, departed at 10.19am from Trivandrum International Airport and was scheduled to land at 12.50pm 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.
We are expecting a 8-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels.
The main priority remains with those involved and offering support to concerned family and friends.
Dedicated telephone lines are now active for family members: UAE - 8002111 UK - 00442034508853 US - 0018113502081 For members of the media, the Emirates' Press Office in Dubai is now activated: . 00971 4 708 37 13 Or email: PR@emirates.com'
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