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Emirates Boeing plane in 2016 crash had no mechanical faults

Staff Writer |
UAE investigators looking into the cause of the 2016 Emirates crash at Dubai International Airport have found no mechanical issues with the aircraft prior to the incident.

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Investigators were "working to determine and analyze the human performance factors that influenced flight crew actions during the landing and attempted go-around", a United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority report said on Sunday.

The August 3, 2016 crash was the first major incident in Emirates' more-than-30-year history.

All 300 passengers and crew safely evacuated the jet but a firefighter died tackling flames after the Boeing 777-300, caught fire after skidding along the Dubai airport runway on its fuselage.

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