Emirates passengers warned of delays as investigation into Dubai crash landing continues

Footage has emerged showing passengers evacuating the plane

Emirates passengers warned of delays as investigation into Dubai crash landing continues

A damaged Boeing 777 is seen at the Dubai Airport after it crash-landed, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Image: Jon Gambrell / AP/Press Association Images

Experts investigating yesterday's crash landing at Dubai International Airport are reportedly looking into the possibility of a fault with the plane's landing gear.

There are delays at the airport, as well as across Emirates flights, following the emergency landing. 

A firefighter was killed after the Emirates Boeing 777 caught fire on the runway at the airport. 

All 300 passengers and crew members managed to evacuate. 14 people were admitted to hospital.

Four Irish passengers were among those on board the jet, which was flying from Kerala, India.

Passengers on board said the pilot told them there was a problem with the landing gear and that he would be making an emergency landing, according to Indian media reports.

Speaking to Reuters, passenger Sharon Maryam Sharji said: "People were screaming and we had a very hard landing. We left by going down the emergency slides and as we were leaving on the runway we could see the whole plane catch fire. It was horrifying."

The Guardian reports that aviation experts are investigating any possible fault with the gear, with footage showing the plane apparently on its belly without use of its wheels.

The airline says the plane was involved in an 'operational incident upon landing'.

Video footage shared online appears to show chaotic scenes in the plane's cabin after the landing, with passengers being urged to leave their bags.

The incident led to flights at the airport being suspended for more than five hours. Only one runway is currently in operation, with passengers facing delays due to the restricted capacity.

Emirates passengers are also continuing to face delays today, and the airline says flight disruptions are expected for the next 36 hours.