Helicopter crash in Dubai kills seven

September 4th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, Sep 4 (Xinhua) Seven people, including two Indians, were killed in a helicopter crash in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the civil aviation authority said Thursday.The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority said the crash, which occurred in the Gulf waters off the coast of Dubai Wednesday, killed all the seven people on board. Besides the Indians, the killed included an American, a Briton, a Pakistani, a Filipino and a Venezuelan.

The incident took place as the helicopter was travelling from Dubai’s main international airport to an offshore oil field in the Gulf.

The civil aviation authority has set up a special team to investigate the cause of the crash, the statement said.

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