No further details have yet been released by the airline. A source at the airport said that the plane may have “belly” landed, which means an aircraft touched down without its landing gear down.
An Emirates flight from Trivandrum, India to Dubai — flight EK521 crash-landed at Dubai International Airport. All passengers are reported safe and have been evacuated.
Passengers at the airport took the Twitter to post photos of the plane – as smoke filled up the sky. Emirates Airline confirmed that the incident happened at about 12.45pm local time. The firm said in a statement on Twitter:
“Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport on 3rd August 2016 at about 12.45pm local time”