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Emirates 777 burst into flames after emergency landing

 An Emirates flight Boeing 777-300, flight EK521 from India earlier today burst into flames after making an emergency landing at Dubai Airport, all 300 people on board escaped from the burning plane.

Emirates said on its website that there were no fatalities and all passengers and crew are accounted for and safe.

The Boeing aircraft was flying from Thiruvananthapuram in India to Dubai.

Media reports state that on approach to Dubai the aircraft attempted to abort the landing, but after retracting the undercarriage touched down on the runway and burst into flames.

Photographs posted on social media showed black smoke coming from the plane, with no landing gear visible.

Arrivals and departures at Dubai Airport had been suspended, but the airport tweeted that flights resume at 18:30 local time with larger aircraft given priority.

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