DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A United Arab Emirates military aircraft crashed Sunday, killing a pilot and an instructor. The fatal event is the UAE military’s twelfth crash in six years. The General Command of the UAE’s armed forces said the plane went down during a training flight over the country.
“The accident resulted in the death of the crew consisting of a pilot and instructor and authorities are conducting investigations to determine the cause of the accident,” a statement issued by state news agency Wam said.
No further details on the type of aircraft have been released. The pilot, 32-year-old Air Force Capt. Nawwaf Abdullah Salim Al-Nuaimi, joined the UAE military in 2001 and the Air Force in 2004.