Dubai airport shut down after Emirates accident


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DUBAI: Dubai airport, the world’s busiest in terms of international passengers, was shut down Wednesday following an accident involving a landing Emirates plane, it said.

“All operations (arrivals and departures) at (Dubai International) DXB have been suspended until further notice following the incident involving flight EK521,” Dubai Airports said on Twitter.

All 275 passengers on board the plane coming from India were evacuated safely, the government said earlier, as footage on social media showed smoke billowing from the aircraft. The cause was not immediately clear. -AFP