People killed as plane crashed near Dubai Airport

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Four people have been killed during a plane crash near Dubai airport, involving a UK-registered small DA42 plane.

Three Britons and a South African were killed after the plane crashed three miles to the south of Dubai International Airport.

UAE authorities confirmed the death of three Britons and a South African

The four-seater plane crashed while on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems three miles to the south of Dubai International Airport, with all crew members, three British, and one South African, killed, said the GCAA in a statement released Thursday evening.

An investigation team from the GCAA arrived at the scene of the crash.

According to the GCAA, air traffic at the airport is back to normal and investigation will continue and provide updates on the progress.

The light aircraft crashed near Mushrif Park on the approach to Dubai International Airport, Dubai Media Office said.

Dubai Media Office tweeted: “An accident involving a small plane with four passengers occurred resulting in the death of the pilot and his assistant. The relevant teams are on the scene.

“The small plane owned by Honeywell had four passengers on board, when it crashed due to a technical malfunction,” Dubai Media Office added.

Dubai International Airport was closed from 7.36pm until 8.22pm after the incident with air traffic forced to circle, and some flights diverted to the nearby Maktoum International Airport due to the Plane crash near Dubai airport.

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