Emirates flight EK521 has crashed landed on the runway of Dubai International Airport.
Emirates flight EK521 was operating a return flight from Thiruvananthapuram, India, to Dubai. On board of Flight EK521 operated by a Boeing 777-300 there 282 passengers and 18 crew. The aircraft seems to have suffered from a landing gear deployment failure or landing gear collapse, resulting in the right engine to separate on impact. A go-around failed, after which the aircraft crash landed.
We can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe. #EK521
— Emirates airline (@emirates) August 3, 2016
Emirates has an excellent safety record, the airline was involved in 3 incidents and accidents. All of which were non-fatal. The Boeing 777 counts as one of the safest aircraft in the world.
Emirates has a fleet of 235 aircraft. The airline operates 144 Boeing 777s and 81 Airbus A380s. Emirates has started phasing out the type of aircraft that has been involved in today’s accident. The fleet member, however, is a reliable one. Emirates has 11 Boeing 777-300s still in service.
The aircraft that crash landed today and will be written off carried the registration A6-EMW. The aircraft was 13.4 years old and leased from AerCap.