Emirates plane crash-lands in Dubai
Friday, August 5, 2016
On Wednesday, an UAE's , Saif Al Suwaidi, praised Jasim Issa Mohammed Hassan's sacrifice in saving hundreds of passengers.crash-landed in with 282 passengers and 18 crew on board, according to the airline. This resulted in the death of a firefighter, Jasim Issa Mohammed Hassan, who died fighting the fire at the crash. The Director-General of the
According to passenger accounts, the pilot announced an emergency landing minutes before the crash. Then the airliner, flight EK52, was engulfed in smoke at landing and soon after burst into flames. Passengers spoke of their fear.
The airport was shut down for four hours after the incident and all crew members and passengers on the flight from India were accounted for and safe, with fourteen reported hospitalised with minor injuries.
The cause of the crash has not been officially announced, however reports indicate the plane's landing gear may not have deployed as the plane landed. An aviation safety consultant, in remarks to Australia's , noted safely and efficiently evacuating all the passengers was a significant achievement, considering the size of the aircraft.
The airline said two people on the flight were Australian, eleven from the United Arab Emirates, 24 from the the, and 226 from India. The co-pilot of the crashed plane was an Australian with approximately 7,000 hours flying experience, according to Emirates chairman , who also said the crash was not due to any fault in security.
- James Bennett. "Emirates plane bursts into flames after crash-landing at Dubai airport" — , 4 August 2016
- Robyn Ironside. "Emirates plane bursts into flames on emergency landing at Dubai International Airport" — , 4 August, 2016