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Terrifying footage of plane crash landing in Dubai

An Emirates plane from India has crash-landed in Dubai overnight with 300 passengers and crew on board.

An Emirates plane from India has crash-landed in Dubai overnight with 300 passengers and crew on board.

The airline confirmed that an incident occurred at Dubai International Airport on 3rd August 2016 at about 12.45pm local time.

Amoung the 300 passengers and crew were two Australian travellers. Everyone on the plane was safely evacuated before the plane burst into flames. Sadly fire fighter, Jassim Essa Al-Baloushi, was killed while battling the blaze.

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Dramatic footage filmed by passengers has emerged where passengers can be heard screaming and crewing shouting directives to jump down the emergency slides.

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While investigators look into the reason for the incident The Aviation Herald, an independent website monitoring air accidents, reports that the air traffic control records indicate that there was no priority or emergency declared because the air craft had performed a normal approach.

The Herald suspects the plane was attempting to make a routine “go around” after deciding to abort the landing on final approach – a procedure for which pilots are well trained.

“The aircraft however did not climb, but after retracting the gear touched down on the runway and burst into flames,” The Aviation Herald said.

Dubai International is the world’s busiest airport and more than 20 outgoing flights had to be cancelled because of the crash, Emirates said.

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