08-03-2016, 07:19 AM #1
Emirates airlines crash lands at Dubai
Flight EK521, which departed from Trivandrum International Airport in India, crash-landed with 300 passengers and crew on board
three-hour flight took off from Trivandrum International Airport in India at around 6am UK time before the captain is understood to have sent out and emergency signal shortly before the plane was due to land.
No-one is believed to have been seriously injured and passengers have been safely evacuated.
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08-03-2016, 07:25 AM #2
Busisest airport in the world
eye-witnesses described seeing huge plumes of smoke rising from the plane before it crashed down onto the runway.
Plane in fire in air - landed- evacuated-<modsnip>
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08-03-2016, 07:28 AM #3
Independent reports have claimed that the plane was forced to land without its landing gear and the pilot had made an emergency call.
Flights from Heathrow to Dubai have been suspended while the incident is being dealt with.
The fire was full extinguished around 12pm and security crews remain on the scene.
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08-03-2016, 07:35 AM #4
All departure flights from Dubai international, the world's busiest airport for international travel, were delayed until further notice, authorities said.
08-03-2016, 07:42 AM #5
Sametype as MAL 370 - only using that as example of the plane no other implications !
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08-03-2016, 07:43 AM #6
We are expecting a 8-hour network wide delay, Their website
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08-03-2016, 07:47 AM #7
"The slides came out but they were blowing all over the place. People managed to escape - from what I saw - before there was a big explosion, with flames everywhere. We had taxied and stopped right next to where it was happening and people in my plane were just saying 'oh my god' and 'get us off this plane'," she said.
No cause has so far been established for the crash, but images shared on social media suggest a belly landing, which occurs when an aircraft lands without its landing gear fully extended, using its underside to come to a halt.
Passengers were told they were having landing gear problem and would belly land.
Some confusion if the plane tried to do a go around once.
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08-03-2016, 07:52 AM #8
They are an amazing air carrier:
You are king or queen aboard -think Pan Am 1960's!!
The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by thegovernment of Dubai'sInvestment Corporation of Dubai. It is the largest airline in the Middle East,operating over 3,300 flights per week from its hub atDubai International Airport, to more than 148 cities in 78 countries across six continents.
Emirates is the world’s fourth largest airline by scheduled revenue passenger-kilometers flown,[
7] the fourth-largest in terms of international passengers carried,
 and the second-largest in terms of freight tonne kilometers flown.
Emirates launched the longest non-stop commercial flight from Dubai to Auckland on 1 March 2016.
conceived in March 1985 with backing from Dubai's royal family,
with Pakistan International Airlines providing two of the airline's first aircraft on wet-lease.
Basically, its like leasing a car. Airlines do this if they are trying to start a new route, have several aircraft in heavy mainenance, seasonal demands etc.
There are a couple of types of leases. Basically wet or dry lease. Think cocktails for the wet leases! The airline get the aircraft, crew, etc. There are dry leases where they get the airplane.
It just like renting a car! A hassle. There are variations, some are billed by hours flow, some flat rate, packages are like who pays for fuel, landing fees, baggage handling, cleaning aircraft. A wet lease can also be used to cheat! If an air carrier is prohibited from flying into a country, they can wet lease an aircraft and fly there!
With $10 million in start-up capital it
Emirates operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeingwide-body aircraft and is one of the few airlines to operate an all-wide-body aircraft fleet.
Emirates has orders for 76 Airbus A380s and is the largest A380 operator
. Emirates also has orders for 150 Boeing 777-X and 36 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and is the world's largest Boeing 777 operator.
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08-03-2016, 08:24 AM #9
They have the biggest fleet of the biggest airliner in the world . A380! This was incident was a 777 - but I wanted to give an idea of how awesome they are. A lot of their aircraft are so cool!
08-03-2016, 08:34 AM #10
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08-03-2016, 08:48 AM #11
Wow to everything - the crash, the survivors, the interior!
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Thank you for starting this thread and getting all the info so fast.
Do you think the original trouble started with the landing gear not working or was there something else going on too?
I was thinking the fire may have started as they skidded along the runway.
So thankful that the pilot was able to bring the plane in without crashing and that all the passengers and crew were able to evacuate safely.
08-03-2016, 09:01 AM #13
If I got that heard correctly, that has some implications here -- do you think?
I also wonder if they did some circling to burn off fuel but have not heard that have you yet?
It looked like there was no fire at all (hot metal from runway) until evac over and then the fuel tanks igninted - pretty amazing machine huh??
08-03-2016, 10:36 AM #14
08-03-2016, 11:41 AM #15
Video from fire engine - scroll
Emirates chairman says Dubai firefighter died while putting out flames from accident - Al Arabiya
Oh my-- starting to sound as if they failed to lower their landing gear, or could not tell quick enough that something was not locked - reports now say they actually touched down , realized gear problem and attmepted a go around, which did not work out as planed.
controllers at Dubai reminded the crew of the Boeing 777 to lower the landing gear as it came into approach.
hard landing in Dubai that brought the world's busiest international airport to a halt.
777-300 delivered to the airline in 2003,
Another man said ....had been a problem with the landing gear.
"It was actually really terrifying. As we were landing there was smoke coming out in the cabin," ....,it was horrifying."
flights would resume at 1830 local, with priority given to larger aircraft.
Shortly afterwards, the crew announced they were aborting the landing to "go around," a routine procedure for which pilots are well trained. But the aircraft came to rest near the end of the runway instead, Aviation Herald reported.
MOO I do not think that can be right - in the middle of attempting a go around the last thing on anyones mind is a passenger briefing!
airline and aircraft have a solid safety record.
first time an aircraft operated by Emirates appears to have been damaged beyond repair since it was founded in the 1980s and is only its third serious safety incident.
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