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IN People ON 04 Aug, 2016
A flight from Thiruvananthapuram, India crash landed at Dubai airport on Wednesday. The plane was carrying 282 passengers. The plane suffered a heavy damage, but the passengers are safe. This crash-landing has been reported as an 'accident'.
But, who saved those 282 passengers on board? A hero firefighter.
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"The firefighter lost his life while saving the lives of others".
"I salute his ultimate sacrifice that kept many from harm's way. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
"This Boeing 777 flight was carrying 282 passengers with 18 crew members on board. We are grateful to God for his mercy and confirm that there were no fatalities among the passengers and crew on board."
"On behalf of the General Civil Aviation Authority, I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of deceased. I salute his ultimate sacrifice that kept many from harm's way. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
The Emirates plane had aborted its landing seconds before crashing into the runway. The reports reveal that the plane had been on its final approach to the airport when it aborted its landing. It was attempting for the second landing, but instead, the plane touched down on the highway and burst into flames.
"It is good that the crew got everybody off the plane but a Boeing 777 has been written off. This just should not happen. It looks to me like this is an issue of not very good airmanship."
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