Evacuation from an airplane on fire, the video from Dubai Airport

Yesterday An Emirates airline flight coming from India crash-landed at Dubai International Airport. During the evacuation procedure, a passanger has been filmed the situation. There were only one casualties reported. After the crash during the activity for safetly evacuate people, a Dubai Firefighter die, responding to the blaze.


Jassim Essa Al Baloushi, who died while responding to the Emirates plane fire at Dubai airport. Courtesy Aletihad


The accident occurred Wednesday was the most dangerous ever for Emirates, which has grown at a breakneck pace over the last three decades and turned its hometown of Dubai into a major long-haul international air hub. It was the second major air disaster for a Dubai government-backed airline in less than five months.

Speaking to reporters in Dubai, Emirates Group CEO and chairman Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said 10 people were hospitalized after the incident, but stressed that all passengers were safely evacuated before the plane was engulfed in a fireball. He said one firefighter died trying to put out the fire.

Emirates said the accident happened around 12:45 p.m. local time as Flight EK521 was arriving from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram. It confirmed that “all passengers and crew are accounted for and safe,” but gave no details of what went wrong.

“We do not have … all the information. Thankfully there (were) no fatalities among our passengers and crew,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, the airline’s chairman and CEO, said in a video statement . “Our thoughts are with everyone involved.”

There were 275 passengers and crew on board and the video show you how difficult is realize an evac procedure on a plane on fire.


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