Emirates airplane on fire (2). The nationalities of passengers and crew on board are mainly Indians
Dubai, UAE - Dedicated telephone lines are now active
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 operational incident upon landing at Dubai International Airport. There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board. The nationalities of passengers and crew on board are: 226 - India 24 - UK 11 - UAE 6 - US 6 - Saudi Arabia 5 - Turkey 4 - Ireland 2 - Australia 2 - Brazil 2 - Germany 2 - Malaysia 2 - Thailand 1 - Croatia 1 - Egypt 1 - Bosnia & Herzegovina 1 - Lebanon 1 - Philippines 1 - South Africa 1 - Switzerland 1 - Tunisia The main priority remains with those involved and offering support to concerned family and friends. Dedicated telephone lines are now active for family members: UAE - 8002111 UK - +442034508853 US - +18113502081 For members of the media, the Emirates Press Office in Dubai is now activated: 00971 4 708 37 13.
World Aeronautical Press Agency