Emirates Flight Faces Engine Fire While Landing In Boston

The fire was quickly put out and all 349 passengers and 19 crew safely disembarked at the airport.

An Emirates flight travelling from Dubai to Boston was grounded at Logan International Airport after an engine fire broke out during landing.

“Emirates can confirm that its flight EK 237, a Boeing 777-300 ER from Dubai International Airport to Boston Logan International Airport on 10th August 2014 experienced a small engine fire on landing,” the airline said in a statement.

“The fire was quickly extinguished and all 349 passengers and 19 crew safely disembarked the aircraft at the airport terminal.”

The airline confirmed that a second empty Emirates Boeing 777-300 ER was dispatched from Dubai International Airport to pick up passengers from Boston, who were due to depart on EK238 on August 10.

“This aircraft is due to land at Boston Logan at 9.40am on 11th August and will depart at 11.15am. It is scheduled to land at Dubai International at 7.30am on 12th August, a delay of 12 hours from its scheduled arrival time,” the statement said.

“Emirates apologises for the inconvenience; its paramount consideration at all times is the safety of its passengers and crew,” it added.