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Video: Emirates plane on fire after 'crash landing'

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Footage of the smoke coming from the plane
Footage of the smoke coming from the plane

An Emirates plane has caught fire at Dubai International Airport after it crash-landed because of an equipment failure.

Photos showed plumes of black smoke rising into the air from the plane on Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the airline said: "Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport on 3rd August 2016 at about 12.45pm local time (9.45am BST)."

Krishna Bhagavathula, who was at the airport, wrote on Twitter that the flames had burned through the top of the aircraft before being brought under control.

A spokesperson for the Dubai media office, which represents the Emirate's government, said the plane was flying in from India when it "crash-landed"

All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far," a statement added.
"Authorities at Dubai International Airport are dealing with the incident at the moment to ensure safety of all."

The Aviation Herald reported that the Boeing 777, from Thiruvananthapuram in India "suffered a collapse of the landing gear and burst into flames".

The cause of the equipment failure is under investigation.

A spokesperson for the airline said: "Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport on 3rd August 2016 at about 12.45pm local time (9.45am BST)."

The Twitter account of live air traffic monitor Flightradar24 said takeoffs and landings at Dubai had been suspended because of the incident.