1 South African, 3 Britons die as plane crashes near Dubai airport
FOUR people — three Britons and 1 South African — have been killed after a UK-registered small DA42 plane crashed three miles to the south of Dubai International Airport, the United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has said.
The crash caused delays at Dubai airport, the emirate’s government media office said.
“An accident involving a small plane with four passengers occurred resulting in the death of the pilot and his assistant,” it said in a statement.
The small Diamond Aircraft, owned by US tech giant Honeywell, crashed due to a technical malfunction, it 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,” it added.
Dubai’s international airport is one of the world’s busiest aviation hubs. — DailyMail/Express