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THREE BRITISH ONE SOUTH AFRICAN CREW DIED IN DUBIA PLANE CRASH

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Three British and a South African were killed Thursday in a plane crash close to Dubai airport, the United Arab Emirates’ state news agency reported.

The UK-registered Diamond Aircraft went down five kilometres (three miles) south of the international hub, WAM said, citing civil aviation authorities.

“The four-seat plane crashed while on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport, with all crew members, three British, and one South African, killed,” the news agency said.

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An earlier report by the emirate’s government media office said the pilot and co-pilot of a small plane had been killed.

The aircraft, owned by US tech giant Honeywell, crashed due to a technical malfunction, it said.

It added that all operations at the airport were running smoothly after “a slight delay and diversion of some flights as a precautionary measure”.

Dubai’s international airport is one of the world’s busiest aviation hubs.

 

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