All 300 people onboard the Emirates Boeing 777 escaped with their lives when the aircraft crash-landed at Dubai Airport and burst into flames. Sadly a firefighter was killed tackling the blaze, but the scale of the tragedy could have been so much larger. Modern airliners and aero engines are designed, built and regulated to incredibly exacting standards to ensure that if the worst happens, the accident is survivable. Most important of all is an aircraft design that allows for rapid ...

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