Likely mechanical failure cited for Emirates plane crash landing at Dubai airport

Dubai, Aug.3 : An Emirates Airline plane arriving from India crash landed at Dubai Airport today. The Dubai Government Media Office confirmed that the passengers were evacuated from the plane, with no injuries reported so far, the WAM news agency reports.

A statement issued by Emirates said, " "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 275 passengers and 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 are in the process of opening our customer assistance line and will share these details soon but at this stage we have no further information on what may have caused the accident.

Our priority remains with the passengers and crew involved." As per preliminary reports, it is said that the crash landing took place due to mechanical failure, or more specifically the failure of the landing gear.

Source: ANI