One firefighter was killed while working to extinguish the fire and to save the people on board.
The cause of the crash has not yet been confirmed, but some have said the dry heat and wind were a factor. The fire is believed to have started when one of the plane's engines on its right wing was ripped out when it hit the landing. It has also been reported that the pilots said they wanted to cancel the landing before the crash.
The plane had left from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India at 10:19 am and was expected to land in Dubai at 12:50 pm.
Thirteen of the passengers have suffered minor injuries in the crash.
landing - the act of a plane coming back to earth
to land - to park a plane on the ground after being in the air
to explode - to suddenly and violently expand
explosion - a sudden violent outburst (for example, a bomb)
flames - strands of fire
flight crew - those people working on a plane
to evacuate - to send people away (to safety) very quickly after an accident, attack, etc.
to extinguish - to stop from burning
confirmed - to be 100% known because of evidence
factor - something that helps to cause / effect something
landing - the strip of land where a plane arrives back onto the ground
people on board - people on a plane, boat, etc.
minor - not very serious