Published: Sat, May 18, 2019

Three British Crew Killed In Dubai Plane Crash

Three British Crew Killed In Dubai Plane Crash

A South African person on board was also killed when the small plane came down about three miles south of the busy transport hub.

In November the company said it had secured a contract to carry out work at Dubai International Airport.

The last major aircraft incident in Dubai happened in August 2016, when an Emirates Boeing 777-300 crash landed after flying in from Thiruvananthapuram, India.

An investigation has begun and "relevant teams are on the scene", the Dubai Media Office tweeted.

USA engineering and aerospace company Honeywell said it had hired Flight Calibration Services and the DA42 plane for work in Dubai.

Three people have died after a plane crashed close to Dubai Airport on Thursday.

Some flights were diverted by Dubai International airport between 7.36pm and 8.22pm, with others held in the air for some time before being allowed to land as air traffic at the airport returned to normal.


All 300 passengers and crew survived, with 30 taken to hospital mostly with minor injuries or for precautionary check-ups.

The Diamond DA42 aircraft is described on the Diamond website as having a "high degree of crashworthiness" and being "easy to fly and burns fuel like a single, but with the added safety of a second engine".

"Active safety features help to avoid accidents in the first place, the first and most important line of defence".

One of those who died worked for United Kingdom firm Honeywell.

"We are deeply saddened by today's plane crash in Dubai, and our heartfelt condolences are with the victims' families", it said in a statement.

The plane is owned by Honeywell, which provides engineering services and aerospace systems, and is registered to Flight Calibrations Service Ltd, based in Shoreham in West Sussex, the AP news agency reported.

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