Dubai plane crash that killed 4 ‘followed others too close’

Dubai International Airport. (Shutterstock)
Updated 23 June 2019

Dubai plane crash that killed 4 ‘followed others too close’

  • The report says the aircraft failed to keep the “minimum separation” between it and large jets landing at the airport
  • The plane crashed some 8 kilometers (5 miles) southeast of the airport in Mushrif Park near Dubai’s water reservoirs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Experts investigating a fatal airplane crash that killed four people working on improvements at Dubai International Airport say the aircraft involved had followed too close to other larger planes just before the crash.
A preliminary report released Sunday by the United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority focused on the May 16 crash of a Diamond DA62 aircraft flown by contractors working on the project.
The report says the aircraft failed to keep the “minimum separation” between it and large jets landing at the airport. It also says that there was “inconsistency” by air traffic controllers in warning the small plane about turbulence from landing aircraft.
The plane crashed some 8 kilometers (5 miles) southeast of the airport in Mushrif Park near Dubai’s water reservoirs.


UAE, Egypt plan $20 bln spending on social, economic projects

Updated 2 min 17 sec ago

UAE, Egypt plan $20 bln spending on social, economic projects

  • Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement on Twitter during a visit to by Sisi
  • The funds will be used to establish joint strategic investment projects, specialized funds and investment tools, in a number of sectors

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates and Egypt plan to jointly invest $20 billion in economic and social projects, under a bilateral project announced by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Thursday.
Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement on Twitter during a two-day visit to the UAE by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company and Egypt's sovereign wealth fund will use the funds to establish joint strategic investment projects, specialized funds and investment tools, in a number of sectors, Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.