The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of UAE has released a preliminary report into the accident at Dubai International Airport involving an Emirates Boeing 777 with 300 people on board at Dubai. The report states that the pilot attempted to abort the landing after the wheels had already touched down on the runway and the wheels were retracting into the fuselage.
All 282 passengers and 18 crew members on flight EK521 from Thiruvananthapuram, India, managed to escape the aircraft before it burst into flames on August 3. The Boeing 777-300 aircraft, registration A6-EMW, was completely destroyed by the blaze took the life of a firefighter who was tackling the fire.
The Preliminary Report states that windshear warnings were reported for all runways at the airport and that following an attempted go-around, the aircraft sank from a height of approximately 85 feet back onto the runway.
The Preliminary Report contains only factual information related to the accident. Analysis and conclusions are reserved for the Final Report, which aims to identify the cause(s) and the factors that contributed to the accident.
The GCAA investigation team received assistance from Emirates, Boeing and engine maker Rolls Royce.