Emirates B777 emergency landing & fire at Dubai International (3rd Aug 2016)

An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EMW performing flight EK-521 from Thiruvananthapuram (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 282 passengers and 18 crew, was on final approach to Dubai’s runway 12L at 12:41L (08:41Z) but attempted to go around from low height.

The aircraft however did not climb, but after retracting the gear touched down on the runway and burst into flames. All occupants evacuated via slides, 13 passengers received minor injuries, 10 were taken to hospitals, 3 treated at the airport. The aircraft burned down completely. A firefighter attending to the aircraft lost his life.

Have a listen to this recording and note how all the communications were handled and managed. Any form of accident or incident is a serious issue and has certain levels of stress involved for all parties. As a student or new ATC recruit, would you have communicated any differently in this situation?

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