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Dubai aircraft crash: Three Britons and one South African killed

May 17, 2019 5:47 am

Four people have been killed after a small plane crashed three miles to the south of Dubai International Airport.

Three Britons and a South African were aboard the UK-registered DA42 plane, UAE authorities said.

The four-seat plane was “on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport” before it crashed.

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The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says an investigation is under way.

According to local media reports, the plane came down at approximately 7:30pm, killing a pilot, a co-pilot and two passengers.

Planes at what is one of the world’s busiest international airports were delayed and some flights were diverted for around 45 minutes.

A spokesperson for the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, said: “We are working closely with the Emirati authorities following reports of a small aircraft crash in Dubai.”

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