Emirates plane catches on fire as it crash lands in Dubai

Published August 3rd, 2016 - 09:54 GMT
The Emirates plane was flying from India when it crash landed at Dubai International Airport. (Twitter)
The Emirates plane was flying from India when it crash landed at Dubai International Airport. (Twitter)

An Emirates plane, flying from India, has caught fire after it crash-landed at Dubai International Airport following an equipment failure.

Photos show the plane surrounded by clouds of black smoke, as it sits on the tarmac at Dubai airport 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)."

All passengers have been safely evacuated and no injuries have been reported.  

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