Fatal Crash: Helicopter Crashed and Burst into Flames

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Three Emiratis and a foreigner were killed in the helicopter crash, which took place during a search and rescue operation near Jebel Jais.

  • According to the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Agusta 139 helicopter was conducting a search and rescue mission near Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain, when the incident took place at approximately 5.30pm on Saturday.
  • Quoting unnamed officials, local media has reported that the helicopter struck the 2.8 kilometre long zipline on Jebel Jais.
  • Four people, three Emiratis and a foreigner, have been confirmed dead.
  • According to the RAK Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), no injuries were reported among the public or staff members on Jebel Jais and that the facilities were not damaged.

 

 

 

Source: aviationbusinessme.com