Wind shear a factor in Dubai crash, report suggests
September 06 2016 08:57 PM
An Emirates flight is seen after it crash-landed at Dubai airport last month.


A preliminary report issued on Tuesday into an Emirates Boeing 777 crash-landing at Dubai airport said the aircraft was attempting to take off again following an aborted landing during wind shear.
The civil aviation authority report did not specify the exact causes of the August 3 crash of the flight from India with 300 people on board, but a final report will be issued at a later date.
All passengers and crew were evacuated safely after the airliner caught fire following the crash-landing, but one firefighter was killed.
During final approach and at touchdown, the wind direction changed, resulting in an automated "Long Landing, Long Landing" aural warning to the flight crew who decided to go around and approach again, the report said.
Clearance to do so was given by the control tower, and this was acknowledged.
"The aircraft became airborne in an attempt to go-around and was subjected to a headwind component until impact," the preliminary report said.
The twin-engined jet slid for some 800 metres after hitting the ground, the report said.
"Twenty-one passengers, one flight crew member, and one cabin crew member sustained minor injuries, and a second cabin crew member sustained a serious injury," the preliminary report said.
Emirates Airline said that there were 282 passengers and 18 crew members on board, including 226 Indians, 24 Britons and 11 Emirati nationals.
Dubai International airport is the world's largest air hub in terms of international passengers, and is the base for Emirates, from where it serves more than 153 destinations.

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