Plane crash-lands at Dubai airport, no injuries reported

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –  A plane has crash-landed at Dubai International Airport, before bursting into flames on the runway.

Emirates airline has confirmed that a jet carrying 282 passengers and 18 crew has been "involved in an accident".

It said the flight involved was EK251 coming from Kerala, India.

Footage from the airport posted online showed flames bursting out of the front of the Boeing 777-300.

Clouds of black smoke could be seen billowing from the plane, in other pictures posted to social media.

A spokesman for Dubai Airport said that all passengers and crew had been safely evacuated.

Emirates has confirmed that everyone who had been on board is now safe.

It said on Twitter: "We can confirm that there are no fatalities among our passengers and crew. All passengers and crew are accounted for and safe."

The Dubai government has delayed all departure flights until further notice, while Emirates said it expected a network wide delay for four hours.

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