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Emirates B777 gear collapse @ DXB?

Old 3rd Aug 2016, 10:10
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Emirates B777 gear collapse @ DXB?

Just received a message from a friend at Dubai airport that the Emirates 777 had landed with the gear collapsing and would have caught fire? Any info anyone?
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No details yet, but:

Emirates flight from Trivandrum to Dubai crash-lands - Khaleej Times
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 10:16
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This is being posted on twitter

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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 10:22
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Reports it was a total gear up landing, not a failure

More photos total invovled

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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 10:25
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It appears to be
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 10:26
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Cabin appears to be breached:
https://mobile.twitter.com/kbhagava/...768000/photo/1
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Flight radar 24 showing pandemonium around DXB now, flights diverting all over the shop.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 10:29
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Flight Radar data: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f.../ek521#a8c7c5e

The Flight didn't hold before landing.

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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 10:39
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https://twitter.com/DXBMediaOffice

Twitter seems to think everyone got out alright. Let's hope so.

There appears not to have been a 7700 squawk.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-36963112
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Aviation Herald: Emirates B773 at Dubai on Aug 3rd 2016, gear collapse on landing, aircraft on fire
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Windshear looks to have been reported, whether that had any influence.
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From the video it looks like the plane held together pretty well.

I just hope everyone made it out before the fire took hold.
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Up close Video from an emergency(?) vehicle.


https://twitter.com/faisalirshaid/st...76129808662529

This brief video taken from a distance sppears to show a fuel explosion.
https://twitter.com/uavpilot07/statu...79287779745792
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OMDB 030900Z 11021KT 3000 BLDU NSC 49/07 Q0993 WS ALL RWY TEMPO 35015KT 1500

110/21 then 350/15 tempo with WS. Surely this has something to do with it, if they had a tech issue, probably time to divert.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:09
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The emergency vehicle video seems to show the left wing inverted, ie the engine at the top of the wing? Hope everyone got out OK. A lot of slides deployed.
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the wing is still the right way up, and attached it seems, but the engine has detached and is sitting on the runway facing the wrong way.
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The engine intake is pointing toward the flaps. Wing definitely not inverted....engine broke away and ended on top of the wing.
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Emirates airline plane 'crash lands at Dubai International Airport after catching fire in mid-air' - Mirror Online
Emirates airline plane 'crash lands at Dubai International Airport after catching fire in mid-air'
Mid air fire probably more than explains expedited emergency landing and inability to get the gear down.
This might be one of the best possible outcomes in hindsight.
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