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It was a 777-300 performing EK521 from Trivundaranum.

How it came to be sliding down the runway, without gear, will come out in the wash – apparently it is pretty windy and there are dust storms (it was very hazy when I came home on Thursday, last week), so wind shear could be a suspect.

The main thing is that there appear to be no fatalities and well done EK crew for conducting an evacuation where everyone got off safely.

I ‘m flying the Dubai this Friday, will try to find out any relevant info and post on here.

The 777 has a good passenger survival record in this sort of accident (BA38, the SFO incident and now this one) – well done Boeing for building a tough airframe.

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