What Has Happened Since The EK521 Emergency Landing This Afternoon
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.
Ahmed bin Saeed: Medical teams dealt with 13 persons with minor injuries, who left after a short time pic.twitter.com/OSWjK2xV7B— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 3, 2016
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!
Happy everyone got out of flight #EK521 safely. If your flight was cancelled or delayed, use code 'DXBHome' and get home safely on us.— Uber UAE (@Uber_UAE) August 3, 2016
The crew are thorough professionals:
Ahmed bin Saeed: The flight pilot is a well experienced Emirati national with more than 7000 flight hour pic.twitter.com/3HQ4ZtzobC— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 3, 2016
Ahmed bin Saeed: Evacuation procedures were executed professionally. Cabin crew were the last to leave the plane pic.twitter.com/5fxTX1veCu— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 3, 2016