Safety events since 1985 for Emirates

Emirates has not had any events that have led to any fatal injuries to either passengers or crew members. The events below are included because they meet the criteria of a significant event as defined by

    9 April 2004; Emirates A340-300; Flight 764; Johannesburg, South Africa: This was a scheduled international flight from Johannesburg, South Africa to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The aircraft was not able to get airborne until about 150 meters (500 feet) past the end of the runway. The landing gear sustained minor damage after hitting some of the approach lights in the overrun area. The aircraft returned to the airport for an emergency landing, and none of the 260 passengers and 14 crew on board were injured.

    The South African Civil Aviation Authority's final report indicated that the overrun was due to an erroneous takeoff technique employed by the flying pilot. For both pilots it was only their second flight in an A340-300, and it was the flying pilot's first flight in this type of aircraft in that role. This event was classified by the South African authorities as an incident rather than an accident.
    Airbus A340 plane crashes
    Incident details from Flightglobal

    20 March 2009; Emirates A340-500; Flight 407; Melbourne, Australia: This was a scheduled international flight from Melbourne, Australia to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The aircraft experienced multiple tail strikes during takeoff, and the crew returned to the departure airport. Although none of the 257 passengers or 18 crew members were injured, the Australian Transport Safety Board (ATSB) categorized this event as an accident and launched a full investigation.
    Accident Details from the News
    Abstract of Preliminary Report
    Media Release from 30 April 2009
    Preliminary accident report
    Audio of ATSB briefing from 30 April 2009
    Airbus A340 plane crashes

    3 Augus 2016; Emirates 777-300; A6-EMW; flight EK521; Dubai, UAE: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The crew was apparently executing a missed approach shortly before landing, but was unable to gain altitude. The aircraft touched down with the landing gear not extended and skidded to a stop on the runway. The aircraft was seriously damaged, with the right engine separated from the wing. There was a subsequent fire and explosion that destroyed most of the fuselage. None of the 18 crew members or 282 passengers were killed or seriously injured, though one responding firefighter was killed.
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Safety events since since 1985 for Emirates -- Revised: 5 August 2016