As usual—and understandably after aircraft crashes—there has been much speculation about what led to the landing accident at Dubai International Airport of Emirates Flight 521 (EK521), a Boeing 777-300, on Aug. 4. It is of course too soon to reconstruct a detailed chain of events, but even though all on board survived—one fireman died—and only a few were injured, no one should take the event lightly. So far, little is known about what happened to EK521. It was ...


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