A picture shows a Boing 777 of the UAE airliner Emirates after it caught fire following a crash-landing at Dubai airport on August 3, 2016. / AFP / Gulf News Dubai / Ahmed Ramzan
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An Emirates airliner that crash landed in Dubai Wednesday tried to regain altitude in the last moments before it hit the ground, transponder data and air traffic control communications suggest.The data, if confirmed by plane's black boxes, indicate the crew of Flight No. EK521 was starting to go around for a second landing attempt when something went horribly wrong.An attempted go-around could explain why the grounded plane's landing gear did not appear to be extended.Emirates officials have repeatedly declined to say definitively whether the plane was attempting to go around and whether the landing gear was properly deployed.By Thursday night, investigators had removed the charred carcass of the plane from the runway and reopened the affected runway, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said. The crash-landing did little damage to the runway itself as the plane came to rest and burned off to the side of it, he said.Finally, bright light fills the video as the person filming comes outside the plane, pausing only for a moment to look at a burning jet engine on the damaged plane's wing before fleeing to safety.
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