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Emirates Plane Crash: Moments Of Panic Before Exiting Burning Plane

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Emirates Plane Crash: Moments Of Panic Before Exiting Burning Plane

 

282 passengers escaped after an Emirates flight skidded on a runway and burst into flames on August 3 at Dubai International Airport. Thirteen passengers suffered minor injuries when the plane crashed after landing.

 

But a firefighter, identified as Jassim Essa Al-Baloushi, was killed “while saving the lives of others,” the Dubai government’s media office said.

 

Flames and smoke billowed from the stricken Boeing 777 shortly after it came to a stop on the runway.

 
The aircraft left Trivandrum International Airport at 10:19 a.m. and was scheduled to land at 12:50 p.m. in Dubai.
 
Once emergency response teams managed to extinguish the fire, it was clear how deadly the accident could have been:
 
The entire top half of the aircraft’s fuselage was missing, with the belly of the plane slumped on the tarmac.
 

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