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B-777/300 airplane of Emirates: emergency landing at the airport of Dubai -VIDEO

Dubai, UAE - Technique problem; everyone safe on board

The airplane Emirates flight EK 521 from the airport ““Trivandrum International” in Thiruvananthapuram (India) flying to Dubai had an emergency landing because of a problem to the landing gear which did not open, making the front and lateral part of the plane rub on the runway and provoking the fire of the right engine of the airplane, a B-777/300 which took off at 10:19 and should have landed at 12:50. Luckily, the evacuation and the operations of rescue were instant and efficient, then no casualties were registered among the 282 passengers, nor the 18 crew members. The airport was immediately closed to evacuate the runway and to run technique verifications, as security is absolute priority. Besides Emirates, also the airline Flydubai therefore cancelled all flights from and to Dubai until 10 pm, local time. Here, the video of the fire:

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