What Has Happened Since The EK521 Emergency Landing This Afternoon

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Earlier today, Dubai International Airport, one of the world's busiest airports, was shut down due to an incident which occurred with an Emirates flight at around 12.45pm local time.

The operational incident occurred on flight EK521 which was coming from Trivandrum International Airport.

Since then there have been statements, images and tweets with updates on the incident.

Article has been updated on 3 August at 9.10pm.

Emirates released a media statement with the following information:

There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board and there were no fatalities reported amongst them.

They also released the nationalities of passengers and crew on board:

226 from India, 24 from Greater London, UK, 11 from the UAE , 6 each from United States and Saudi Arabia, 5 from Turkey, 4 from Ireland, 2 each from Australia, Brazil, Germany, Malaysia and Thailand, 1 each from Croatia, Egypt, Lebanon, Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

They are doing everything they can to help passengers re-book:

Emirates commercial passengers and Skywards members who have purchased tickets on or before 3rd August 2016 would have rebooking; re-issue; and cancellation charges waived. This could be done on its website.

This is what Uber did for those affected. Thumbs up for this amazing gesture!

The crew are thorough professionals:

This is how people have praised the crew

A passenger on the affected flight spoke to International media about the episode 

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Naina Shahani

Born and brought up in Dubai, Naina is a trained reflexologist who loves gastronomic adventures, genuine people and green tea. When not writing, she splits her time between finding different places to eat at and perfecting her Instagram shots.

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