Two including pilot die as small plane crashes near Dubai airport

Daijiworld Media Network - Dubai

Dubai, May 16: Two persons including the pilot died after a small plane crashed near Dubai International Airport here on Thursday May 16.

Four passengers were in the plane. The pilot and his assistant died in the crash.

Giving details, the Dubai Media office tweeted, "An accident involving a small plane with 4 passengers occurred resulting in the death of the pilot and his assistant. The relevant teams are on the scene."

The plane crash caused a brief delay in the operations at the airport as a precautionary measure, but it was soon sorted out.

"All operations at the Dubai airport are running smoothly after a slight delay and diversion of some flights as a precautionary measure to ensure security following a minor incident involving a small plane," the Dubai Media office tweeted.

Quoting a Dubai airport spokesperson, Khaleej Times reported that operations at the airport were "suspended from 19:36 to 20:22 UAE local time due to an incident involving a small non-commercial aircraft in the vicinity of the airport."


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