The DXB website, however, shows that over 42 arrivals and 60 departures have been delayed

Flight disruptions at Dubai airport following Emirates plane crash landsImage: Dubai International Airport, Abhinav Gautam/ Flickr
news Dubai Airport Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 19:37

Arrivals and departures at the Dubai International Airport have been delayed following the crash landing of the Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday

Official handle of Dubai Airport tweeted saying, "Operations at DXB have been affected with all departing flights delayed until further notice."

The DXB website, however, shows that over 42 arrivals and 60 departures have been delayed.

Some flights have been reportedly diverted to Maktoum International Airport or Sharjah International Airport, media reports said.

Flight Radar, a third party website say that fights that were scheduled to arrive at DXB have been diverted to multiple airport Muscat, Bahrain and Al Ain.  

It was a close shave for passengers on board an Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai, which crash landed at the Dubai International Airport on Wednesday. Six people were injured following the accident.

All 282 passengers and crew members were safely evacuated following the landing.

Emirates also confirmed that everyone on-board was safe and that they were expecting a 4-hour network-wide delay.

 "We can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe," they tweeted.

About EK 521 and DXB

The aircraft was a Boeing 777 that is considered one of the safest planes.  Flight Radar also tweeted that EK521 has been in service for 13 years.



According to a Dubai Airports document from 2014, the airport sees over 1.93 lakh people and about 979 flights a day. The document also quotes that the airport sees some major traffic from India.

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