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Just read about it at BBC Website too. Flight from India.


Rick Almeida

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"Government of Dubai says no injuries, all passengers safe after Emirates jet fire at Dubai airport"

Quote from their twitter page.

 

That is all that matters right now.

 

Funny thing is I had just opened FlightRadar24 and noticed a lot of traffic over at the new airport, and holding patterns around DXB.

I opened Airlive.net and low and behold.


Waleed N

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Thank god, everyone survived. Everything else is not important right now.


Philipp Schwaegerl
 

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Cue the armchair experts... :smile:

 

'But I own the PMDG 777 and therefore I speak with authority....'

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Thank god. 

 

No.  Thank the crew.  

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Emirates 777-300 A6-EMW operating Flight EK521 from Trivandrum, S.India, landed Rwy 12L at 12:41 and suffered landing gear collapse and burst into flames. Pax and crew evacuated safely. Aircraft burnt,total loss. Tweet from Dubai.

 

EDIT: Correction.Latest BBC pics show not a total burnt-out loss. But all departures and arrivals ceased.


Rick Almeida

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Ah.. Could explain (inaccurate I know) flightradar data showing 171 kts at 775 feet and last report at 125 kts at 5xx ft


 

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Condolences to the firefighter's family - it's a dangerous profession and I hope his life was not needlessly taken away whilst everyone got to safety.

 

We can all speculate as to why the crew elected to raise the undercarriage so soon in a go around. GE90s are spectacularly powerful but don't they take some time to spool up, so the big girl has to wait a little before a positive rate is achieved? Crews are trained in go around procedures etc. etc.... they should have known about the windshear blah, blah.

 

 

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Personally I've never had any issues in any of the POSKY 777 variants in my fleet... :P


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According to the BBC, they were making a standard approach into 12L when the ATC ordered them to do a GA. No windshear conditions are being reported.

 

As you so rightly say, Mark, R.I.P. the fireman and sympathies to his family.


Rick Almeida

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No.  Thank the crew.  

Thank ground rescue personnel and cabin crew. As to the cockpit crew - they may have culpability in what happened. But true, always could have been worse.


Michael J.

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WHY are there people with luggage in their hands!?!?


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