On Thursday, one South African and three Britishers have lost their lives in a plane crash close to Dubai International Airport, reports the UAE’s state news agency.

The United Kingdom registered Diamond Aircraft went down 5 km south of the international hub, said WMA, referring to Civil Aviation authorities.

It continued, “The four-seat plane crashed while on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport, with all crew members, three British, and one South African, killed.”

Earlier, a report by the UAE’s media office informed that the pilot and the co-pilot has also died.

The aircraft is owned by the US-based tech company Honeywell has crashed due to technical problems, added source.

It further reports that all operations at Dubai Airport were running smoothly after “a slight delay and diversion of some flights as a precautionary measure.”

International Airport in Dubai is one of the world’s busiest aviation hub.

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