Emirates flight 521 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai suffered an accident while attempting a missed approach at Dubai International Airport. The aircraft impacted runway 12L and slid to a stop. All passengers and crew evacuated the aircraft safely. A Dubai Airport firefighter suffered fatal injuries after an explosion in the center wing tank.

Emirates flight 521 was operated by A6-EMW, a Boeing 777-300, delivered to the airline in 2003.

A6-EMW, the Emirates Boeing 777 which was involved in the accident at Dubai on 3 Aug.
A6-EMW, the Emirates Boeing 777 which was involved in the accident at Dubai on 3 Aug.

Emirates flight 521 data

Playback of Emirates 521

We have decoded initial data from EK521 and will provide additional data as it becomes available. The CSV file reflects the fact that we continued to receive data from the aircraft for approximately 20 minutes after the accident while it was on the ground.

Decoded CSV File—EK521

KML File for EK521


Investigation Reports

6 September 2016

The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority—Air Accident Investigation Sector has published its preliminary report regarding EK521. A PDF of the report is available here.

6 February 2020

The Air Accident Investigation Sector has released its final report, available in full here.

Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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