Video shows panic inside flaming Emirates jet
With the order given to evacuate, a video showed passengers struggling to get out as some stopped to get overhead baggage
Footage taken inside the crash-landed Emirates EK521 aircraft surfaced on social media on Wednesday a showing scenes of panic.
With the aircraft already on fire and the order given to evacuate, a short video showed passengers struggling to get out as some stopping to get their overhead baggage.
“Just jump. Leave your bags behind. Jump and slide. Jump and slide!” a cabin crew member can be heard telling passengers.
There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board the plane from Trivandrum International Airport, Emirates confirmed, with all making it to safety. A firefighter died and 13 people were taken to hospital.
The figherfighter was named as Jasim Al Beloushi from the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
Dubai Ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, offered his condolences for the firefighter who was martyred while attempting to put out the fire.
“We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of firefighter Jasim Eisa Al Beloushi. May God grant his family and relatives solace and patience,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammad.