• Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

Uae: helicopter crashes into sea; 2 missing, wreckage found, search operations underway

The Air Accident Investigation Sector at the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) received a report of a helicopter crash off the coast of the UAE, on Thursday, September 7 2023, at around 8.30pm.

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The ‘Bell 212’ chopper, owned by Aerogulf, with registration mark A6-ALD, fell into the Gulf sea while on a night training trip with two pilots of Egyptian and South African nationalities onboard, GCAA said in a statement.

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It added that it had taken off from Al Maktoum International Airport.Search and rescue teams have recovered the wreckage and are still searching for the crew. The investigation team rushed to the accident site, according to the statement.

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