The preliminary report on the Aug. 3 crash landing of an Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300 at Dubai International Airport stated that the aircraft attempted a go-around after initially touching down briefly. All 300 passengers and crew escaped as the aircraft burst into flames, but an airport firefighter was killed when the aircraft’s center fuel tank exploded as he fought the blaze after the aircraft came to a rest. The aircraft was destroyed, marking the first hull loss for ...

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