An Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai crash-landed in Dubai on Wednesday, with the authorities saying the 282 passengers and 18 crew on board were evacuated safely.
Six people have been reported injured, according to Khaleej Times.
All flights to Dubai are being rerouted to Sharjah and Jebel Ali, as per local media reports.
Some reports state that while landing, the engine on the right side caught fire and fell off. Reports suggest that emergency response teams were activated soon after the accident. Passengers and crew members were evacuated using emergency exits.
A statement by Emirates has confirmed that there have been no fatalities in the incident.
“We can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe. We are expecting a 4-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels. The main priority remains with those involved and offering support to concerned family and friends. Dedicated telephone lines are now active for family members,” the statement said.