Four dead as small plane crashes in Dubai - GulfToday

Four dead as small plane crashes in Dubai

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A small plane with 4 passengers crashed in Dubai on Thursday. All four were killed.

The Government of Dubai Media Office said, “An accident involving a small plane with 4 passengers occurred resulting in the death of the pilot and his assistant and two officials. The relevant teams are on the scene.”

The Media Office also said, “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 small plane, a diamond 43, had four passengers on board, when it crashed due to a technical malfunction.

Later, the GCAA said, "The four-seat plane crashed while on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport, with all crew members, three British, and a South African, killed.

An investigation team from the GCAA arrived at the scene of the crash.

The GCAA said air traffic at the airport is back to normal, adding that it will continue the investigation and provide updates on the progress.