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An Emirates airline flight coming from India with 275 people on board has crash-landed at Dubai International Airport.
Photos posted on social media showed a thick black plume of smoke rising from the top of a burning plane.
The Dubai government media office said on its official Twitter account that there were no reported casualties yet.
Emirates airline tweeted that an "incident" had occurred and that it was cooperating with authorities and emergency services at the scene.
"There were 275 passengers and crew on board. Our main priority now is the safety and well-being of all involved," the airline tweeted.
All departure flights from the airport have been "delayed until further notice", the Government media office said.
Shortly before the Boeing 777 was due to land, the pilot informed passengers that there was a problem with the landing gear and that he would be forced into an emergency landing, according to Indian media. It is not clear if the landing gear failed to deploy or if it buckled upon landing.
An engine was torn from the right wing of the plane as it scraped to a halt, forcing passengers and crew to evacuate before the aircraft was gutted by fire.
We can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe.
Our flight EK521 from Thiruva-anantha-puram in India to Dubai had an incident at Dubai International Airport this afternoon.
We do not have all the details yet.
Thankfully, there were no fatalities among our passengers and crew.
Our first priority is the care and wellbeing of our passengers and our crew, and to answer queries from their families and friends.
We have activated our humanitarian response teams to provide support, care and compassion to those affected.
We have extended our full co-operation to the authorities and emergency services managing the situation.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved.
I request you to respect the privacy of our passengers, crew, families and friends of those on board.
We will keep everyone updated as we find out more.
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, the crew reported going around, tower instructed the aircraft to climb to 4000 feet, 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.