Screams, smoke and a rush to safety in Dubai crash-landing

August 4, 2016 1:52 AM

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — All seemed normal to the 300 people aboard the Emirates airliner as it flew past the world’s tallest building in hazy skies and made a slow left turn over the waters of the Persian Gulf. But as soon as the plane touched down at Dubai International Airport, everyone knew something had gone wrong.

“It was a big noise,” said Shadi Kochuktty, a passenger from India. “We hadn’t heard any announcement but it was a big noise.”

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