It was a miraculous escape for 300 people, including 282 passengers and 18 crew, as an Emirates passenger jet crash landed at the Dubai Airport before exploding into thick black smoke.
For all the 300 people on board, it was a near death experience as they watched the Emirates Boeing 777 in which they were flown in, erupted into flames clouding the fabled Dubai skyline.
“We can confirm flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai has been involved in an accident at Dubai International,” the Emirates said on its Twitter account.
All flights to the Dubai airport have since been diverted and all take-offs and landings have been suspended. The media office of the Dubai tweeted that all operations, including any departures, from Dubai International have been halted “until further notice.”