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4-Aug-2016 8:18 AM

Emirates confirms details of accident in Dubai on 03-Aug-2016

Emirates confirmed (03-Aug-2016) one of its Boeing 777-300 aircraft (A6-EMW) was involved in an accident at Dubai International Airport on 03-Aug-2016. The aircraft was operating service EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram with 282 passengers and 18 crew, and all are accounted for and safe. One firefighter died while fighting the post-accident fire. The aircraft was powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines and was delivered to the airline in Mar-2003. Boeing launched a team and will serve as a technical advisor to the investigation led by the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority. Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) commended the airline's response to the incident, stating, "Today's accident involving Emirates Flight 521 underscores the importance of emergency preparedness in flight crew and passenger evacuation, and in aircraft rescue and fire fighting." [more - original PR - Emirates] [more - original PR - Emirates - 2] [more - original PR - Boeing] [more - original PR - FSF]

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