UAE military chopper crashes in Gulf waters

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Abu Dhabi, June 12 (IANS) A UAE military chopper crashed in the Gulf waters, killing the pilot and co-pilot, an official said on Sunday.

The crash occurred during a “routine flight in international waters” in the Persian Gulf, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying.

No further details were given about the exact type of helicopter or the crash site.

The crash marks the second of such incidents in the Gulf Arab state in less than a month.

On May 15, a UAE military aircraft crashed during a training flight in the country. The accident resulted in the death of the crew which consisted of a pilot and an instructor.

–IANS

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