Emirates confirms crash landing of its plane, says passengers safe, expects 4-hour network delay

Dubai, Aug.3 : Confirming that all passengers onboard the crashlanded flight EK521 were safe and were being taken care of in an isolated zone in Dubai airport, the Emirates said in a statement, "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 accident at Dubai International Airport.

There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board." "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 4-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." It said that 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.

Source: ANI