Two killed in UAE military helicopter crash

ABU DHABI // Two men have been killed in a military helicopter crash, the General Command of Armed forces announced on Monday. The pilot and co-pilot were among the UAE forces taking part in the Arab coalition’s Operation Restoring Hope, led by Saudi Arabia to back the legimate government in Yemen, reported state news agency […]

ABU DHABI // Two men have been killed in a military helicopter crash, the General Command of Armed forces announced on Monday.

The pilot and co-pilot were among the UAE forces taking part in the Arab coalition’s Operation Restoring Hope, led by Saudi Arabia to back the legimate government in Yemen, reported state news agency Wam.

In a statement, the General Command of the Armed Forces extended its sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the two men.

On Sunday a pilot and co-pilot of a military helicopter died after their aircraft crashed during a routine flight over international waters. The statement did not give details of the type of helicopter involved.

The crash marks the third such incident in the UAE in less than a month.

On May 15, a UAE military aircraft crashed during a training flight in the country. The accident resulted in the death a trainee pilot and an instructor.

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Source: uae news

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