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Emirates jet from India erupts in flames after Dubai landing

Emirates suffered the worst incident in its 30-year history when a Boeing 777-300 arriving from India crash-landed in Dubai before bursting into flames, with all people on board escaping unharmed.

A firefighter was killed trying to extinguish the blaze on Flight 521 from Thiruvananthapuram, India, Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said at an evening news conference Wednesday in Dubai.

The trouble with the flight was "operational," he said. "In terms of security issue at this stage, I don't think so." The pilot might have tried to change his flight pattern to avoid wind shear, but that hadn't been verified, Sheikh Ahmed said. The pilot and...