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EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:05 am

Almost every flight is going around or holding, no airplanes taking off. What is going on at DXB? It is very hot, almost 50c. And I see many flights now diverting to DWC. Metar message says runways closed.
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:08 am

https://twitter.com/emirates/status/760763766921461760

I don't know but Emirates is tweeting about it
 
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:13 am

Not good:
https://twitter.com/LimWuiLiang/status/ ... 95744?s=04

Aircraft on fire on the runway

"Emirates B773 A6-EMW from TRV was the last aircraft to land at Dubai 12:44am local time"
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:14 am

EK is talking about an "incident"...more to follow I guess
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:15 am

Looks like a T7 is it ? EDIT: yes, confirmed.
Videos on twitter shows the plane on fire, no confirmation of any crash yet
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:21 am

Initial report from another pilot very nearby.

Landed very hard
Rejected landing
Airborne
Go around actions commenced
Gear retraction commenced
Settled back on the runway


It's on fire got a pic standby

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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:22 am

Interestingly, the Twitter and Facebook account has changed colours and it is now grey (typical colour for a major accident).
 
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:22 am

Apparently flight EK521 made a belly landing
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:23 am

A/C Is A6-EMW operating EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram.
 
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:24 am

Twitter showing a badly burned 777 lying on the runway - no reported casualties yet but looks pretty serious. See https://twitter.com/brendanoneal.
 
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:27 am

Wow this looks bad. I see no slides?! I hope everyone got out okay.
 
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:29 am

Hope everyone is ok :(
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:29 am

CARST wrote:
Wow this looks bad. I see no slides?! I hope everyone got out okay.


Slides must be on the other side, closer to the ground. Early reports says "no casualties", that would be a great relief if confirmed
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:31 am

LHRlocal wrote:
Emirates.com is down at the moment

Working fine for me.
 
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Re: Go around central at Dubai

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:31 am

The right engine has completely separated from the wing.
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:33 am

Apologies I did not see the stories about a crash, I had figured a runway inspection or similar causing a delay. Any information about casualties? I hope everyone gets out okay. There were a lot of aircraft on final approach close to minimums before going around, it must have been after the aircraft got off the runway
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:33 am

 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:33 am

Flights are being diverted to DWC and SHJ
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:34 am

Hopefully everyone evacuated before the fire started.
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:35 am

smokeybandit wrote:


No reported injuries that is good.
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:41 am

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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:44 am

That would be the first w/o aircraft accident for EK
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:48 am

METAR shows windshear on all runways around the time of the incident:

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OMDB 030900Z 11021KT 3000 BLDU NSC 49/07 Q0993 WS ALL RWY TEMPO 35015KT 1500=
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:49 am

Reports seems to be saying everyone got out beforehand so hopefully that will be confirmed true.
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:51 am

Sand0rf wrote:
METAR shows windshear on all runways around the time of the incident:

METAR
OMDB 030900Z 11021KT 3000 BLDU NSC 49/07 Q0993 WS ALL RWY TEMPO 35015KT 1500=


The reports say it had a gear problem before landing, and it must have caught fire after vacating the runway because many aircraft had to go around close to landing after that aircraft landed. If you can find the landing time there are archives for omdb at liveatc.net but reception on all their feeds is not great.
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:52 am

Here's a video the moment EK521 came to halt on the runway:

https://twitter.com/FlightAlerts777/sta ... 2265604097

If you look closely, the right hand engine departed the aircraft before it caught fire.
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:53 am

Gear collapsed on landing. DXB is currently closed
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:55 am

KarelXWB wrote:
Here's a video the moment EK521 came to halt on the runway:

https://twitter.com/FlightAlerts777/sta ... 2265604097

If you look closely, the right hand engine departed the aircraft before it caught fire.


Can't get past 15 seconds everyone must be trying to see that at once.
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:58 am

Media (as for the Government of Dubai) says there are no injuries.

However Emirates' Facebook page (with some updates) makes no reference to the safety of passengers.
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:58 am

There were 275 passengers and crew on board

http://twitter.com/emirates/status/760774603899805696
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:05 am

KarelXWB wrote:
Here's a video the moment EK521 came to halt on the runway:

https://twitter.com/FlightAlerts777/sta ... 2265604097

If you look closely, the right hand engine departed the aircraft before it caught fire.


Looks like the MLG wasn't deployed or locked (reason for the emergency).
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:06 am

Video seems to lend credence to the landing gear issue theory. Perhaps hard landing caused by windshield?

Also, video seems to indicate good chances for pax survival, assuming evacuation went well.
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:14 am

Incredible if reports are true that everyone got out. Really hope it's the case. From the videos on Twitter it looks like it's very windy. Flames and smoke must have spread really fast.
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:17 am

From the way aircraft turns as it stops it looks as if the flames and smoke would have traveled away from the fuselage, this would have helped significantly with the evacuation.

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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:18 am

This video shows an explosion at 0:05:

https://twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status ... 2062715904
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:19 am

KarelXWB wrote:
This video shows an explosion at 0:05:

https://twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status ... 2062715904


Looks like a wing fuel tank exploding, you can see the wing's upper panel being thrown into the air.
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:22 am

A bunch of videos can be found here:

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&ver ... o&src=typd
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:22 am

The explosion looks like it blew off part of the wing, not sure how much it impacts the fuselage. Hopefully this happened after evacuation.
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:22 am

 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:26 am

euroflyer wrote:
That would be the first w/o aircraft accident for EK


And hopefully, the last.
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:27 am

chiad wrote:

Yup - no doubt that is a hull loss.
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) currently on fire at DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:27 am

chiad wrote:


Well, yeah, I dont think they can give it a quick rub down and get it back into the air this afternoon...
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:28 am

AF1624 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
This video shows an explosion at 0:05:

https://twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status ... 2062715904


Looks like a wing fuel tank exploding, you can see the wing's upper panel being thrown into the air.


Few pics:

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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:34 am

CONFIRMED - NO fatalities:

check Emirates twitter, - they are very good updating it:

https://twitter.com/emirates
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:40 am

That is fantastic news! Apparently a great job by Emirates crew and DXB emergency services.
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:41 am

"EYE WITNESS report"


Last Update: 2016-08-03 10:23:48 GMT
An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EMW performing flight EK-521 from Thiruvananthapuram (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 275 people on board, was on final approach to Dubai's runway 12L at 12:41L (08:41Z) but attempted to go around from low height. The aircraft however did not climb, but after retracting the gear touched down on the runway and burst into flames. Passengers are being reported evacuated and safe. The aircraft burned down completely.

The airline reported: "Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport on 3rd August 2016 at about 12.45pm local time."

United Arab Emirates Government confirmed an Emirates aircraft arriving from India suffered a crash landing at Dubai Airport, all passengers have been evacuated, there are no reports of injuries.

According to ATC recordings the aircraft performed a normal approach and landing, there was no priority or emergency declared. Upon contacting tower tower reminded the crew of lowering the gear and cleared the aircraft to land. Another approach reported on tower frequency. About 2 minutes after EK-521 reported on tower, the crew reported going around, tower instructed the aircraft to climb to 4000 feet, the crew acknowledged climbing to 4000 feet, a few seconds later tower instructs the next arrival to go around and alerts emergency services. The position of the aircraft is described near the end of the runway.

Metars (Airport: Dubai, Dubai International Airport):
OMDB 030900Z 11021KT 3000 BLDU NSC 49/07 Q0993 WS ALL RWY TEMPO 35015KT 1500
OMDB 030800Z 14012KT 100V180 6000 NSC 48/09 Q0994 WS ALL RWY TEMPO 35015KT 4000 DU
OMDB 030749Z 14012KT 110V180 6000 NSC 47/09 Q0994 WS ALL RWY TEMPO 35015KT 4000DU
OMDB 030700Z 06007KT 360V100 8000 NSC 44/10 Q0995 NOSIG
OMDB 030600Z 06005KT 350V100 8000 NSC 42/12 Q0995 NOSIG

A6-EMW on fire at Dubai (Photo: Airport WebCams):


LINK: https://www.aeroinside.com/item/7987/em ... ft-on-fire
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:42 am

AF1624 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
This video shows an explosion at 0:05:

https://twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status ... 2062715904


Looks like a wing fuel tank exploding, you can see the wing's upper panel being thrown into the air.


For me it looks more like a evacuation slide flying through the air.
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:42 am

Well that'll buff right out. Good to hear everyone got out without fatality. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds from here on out.
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:42 am

I'm interested to understand the reasons why an evacuation was performed on the right hand side, since that's where the fire was? Slides do not appear to be deployed on the left, but were on the right, perhaps because that was closer to the ground as the plane had tilted having lost the right engine. However, the right was where the explosion and fire appeared to be.

Nevertheless, whatever reason it was clearly the right one if all passengers and crew and alive and accounted for.
 
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Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:43 am

Wow! Unbelievable pictures and videos. I'm very glad everyone made it off ok.
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