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Aslak 3rd Aug 2016 10:10

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?

BuzzBox 3rd Aug 2016 10:14

No details yet, but:

Emirates flight from Trivandrum to Dubai crash-lands - Khaleej Times

log0008 3rd Aug 2016 10:16

This is being posted on twitter


log0008 3rd Aug 2016 10:22

Reports it was a total gear up landing, not a failure

More photos total invovled


log0008 3rd Aug 2016 10:25

It appears to be
Boeing 777-31H

BillS 3rd Aug 2016 10:26

Cabin appears to be breached:

ACMS 3rd Aug 2016 10:26

Flight radar 24 showing pandemonium around DXB now, flights diverting all over the shop.

flt001 3rd Aug 2016 10:29

Flight Radar data: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f.../ek521#a8c7c5e

The Flight didn't hold before landing.

susier 3rd Aug 2016 10:39


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

There appears not to have been a 7700 squawk.

littco 3rd Aug 2016 10:39


OldLurker 3rd Aug 2016 10:43

Aviation Herald: Emirates B773 at Dubai on Aug 3rd 2016, gear collapse on landing, aircraft on fire

littco 3rd Aug 2016 10:46

Windshear looks to have been reported, whether that had any influence.

log0008 3rd Aug 2016 10:51

mommus 3rd Aug 2016 10:57

From the video it looks like the plane held together pretty well.

I just hope everyone made it out before the fire took hold.

mickjoebill 3rd Aug 2016 11:06

Up close Video from an emergency(?) vehicle.


This brief video taken from a distance sppears to show a fuel explosion.

giggitygiggity 3rd Aug 2016 11:08

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.

red_october 3rd Aug 2016 11:09

Originally Posted by mickjoebill (Post 9460386)

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.

mommus 3rd Aug 2016 11:11

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.

reptile 3rd Aug 2016 11:13


The engine intake is pointing toward the flaps. Wing definitely not inverted....engine broke away and ended on top of the wing.

kbrockman 3rd Aug 2016 11:13

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.

TwoHeadedTroll 3rd Aug 2016 11:14

Emirates twitter feed is reporting no serious injuries.... as relayed by the radio. In terms of weather, it is pretty toasty 49C, and there is currently no significant wind in Dubai (5 miles away)

Avionyx 3rd Aug 2016 11:18

Have heard from a friend who's at DXB this Morning that Smoke could be seen while it was on approach.

Good job involved for getting it down and everybody off safely.

Capn Bloggs 3rd Aug 2016 11:21

Slide going for a joyflight...

susier 3rd Aug 2016 11:22

From the AVHerald:

'According to ATC recordings the aircraft performed a normal approach and landing, there was no priority or emergency declared. Upon contacting tower tower reminded the crew of lowering the gear and cleared the aircraft to land. Another approach reported on tower frequency.

About 2 minutes after EK-521 reported on tower tower instructed the aircraft to climb to 4000 feet (no go-around call heard from the crew), the crew acknowledged climbing to 4000 feet, a few seconds later tower instructs the next arrival to go around and alerts emergency services. The position of the aircraft is described near the end of the runway.'

tiger9999187 3rd Aug 2016 11:28

Originally Posted by littco (Post 9460424)
Top of the wing?

Definitely top of the wing. In the video filmed closed to the fire truck on scene the tear in the upper wing surface where that piece detached can be seen turned up/ripped

weedrea 3rd Aug 2016 11:28

Originally Posted by Capn Bloggs (Post 9460418)

Skynews has jumped the shark....an explosion..."this slightly changes the trajectory of this story"!...surely it's just the slide blowing away?

DHC4 3rd Aug 2016 11:29

Susier, sounds a bit strange for the tower to have to remind the crew to lower the gear?

log0008 3rd Aug 2016 11:30

Reports that the explosion is the wing fuel tank, but i thought it might be a tire or something?

ACMS 3rd Aug 2016 11:33

Found this on the Middle East forum.
Apparently tried to go around, selected Gear up but hit the ground.......


ImPlaneCrazy 3rd Aug 2016 11:33

Some pretty intense burning - hats off to the cabin crew & flight deck for a great evac.


Airmotive 3rd Aug 2016 11:33

The audio is terrible, but...LiveATC.Net ATC Audio Archives
Select "OMDB Tower Both" (or frequency 118.75). Time: "0830-0900Z" recording.
5 minutes in you hear Emirates 521 accepting clearance to land, then told to climb to 4000.
10 minutes in you hear all aircraft being diverted.

Ollie Onion 3rd Aug 2016 11:34

It is being reported elsewhere that the aircraft was instructed to go-around by ATC and the aircraft impacted the runway after the gear was retracted.

SunnyUpHere 3rd Aug 2016 11:34

AVherald reports;

"...was on final approach to Dubai's runway 12L at 12:41L (08:41Z) but attempted to go around from low height. The aircraft however did not climb, but after retracting the gear touched down on the runway and burst into flames...."

Windshear was also reported.

Possibly the crew decided to go around due to windshear, but got caught in it and hit the runway?

stuminisprite 3rd Aug 2016 11:37

Will more likely be upper wing surface. Slides are inflated using a combination of a small amount of highly compressed gas, and a one way venturi valve. As the compressed gas flows past the valve, it draws ambient air through the century and inflates the slide. To deflate all you do is open the valve flap with your hand.

Jabawocky 3rd Aug 2016 11:37

I wonder if there was any doubt about evacuating? :hmm:

Probably not I trust.:ok:

atakacs 3rd Aug 2016 11:39

Possibly the crew decided to go around due to windshear, but got caught in it and hit the runway?
That sounds like the most plausible explanation yet... It definitely impacted gear up :eek:

TwoHeadedTroll 3rd Aug 2016 11:40

EK521 since it wasn't mentioned earlier ...

ACMS 3rd Aug 2016 11:41

Changing the Aircraft configuration during a Windshear escape Manoeuvre??? I hope not

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