From The Associated Press:
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the airport incident in Dubai (all times local):
The Dubai Media Office says departure and arrival operations at Dubai International Airport have resumed after several hours of delays caused by the crash landing of an Emirates Airline flight.
The carrier says no fatalities were reported among the 300 people onboard the flight that was arriving from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram Wednesday afternoon.
Emirates predicted there would be an eight-hour delay in operations across its network, disrupting travel plans for thousands of passengers during the busy summer vacation season.
The Dubai Media Office said flights resumed at the airport a little before 7 p.m. The airport is the busiest air hub in the world in terms of international passenger traffic.
Emirates says the Boeing 777 involved in an accident on landing at Dubai’s main airport had passengers and crew from 20 countries.
The airline says the 300 people onboard included 226 from India, 24 Britons and 11 Emiratis. There were six people each from the United States and Saudi Arabia, five from Turkey and four from Ireland.
Two people each came from Australia, Brazil, Germany, Malaysia and Thailand, and one each from Croatia, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland and Tunisia.
T.P. Seetharam, the Indian ambassador to the UAE, says Indian diplomats have been dispatched to the airport and had met directly with many passengers. He says many are in shock, and that only one person – a crew member – had been taken to the hospital for treatment.
Passengers evacuated from an Emirates flight say that minutes before the flight crash-landed …