December 29, 2018 / 5:09 PM / 6 months ago

UAE civil aviation - rescue helicopter crashed, all crew dead

CAIRO (Reuters) - A rescue helicopter crashed in Ras Al Khaimah in United Arab Emirates on Saturday evening killing all of the crew, the country’s civil aviation authority said.

“An Agusta 139 helicopter in a rescue mission crashed in Jabal Jis area in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah”, state news agency WAM quoted UAE’s Authority of Civil Aviation as saying.

The agency also added that Ras al-Khaimah governor ordered an urgent investigation into the helicopter’s crash.

Reporting by Hesham Hajali; editing by David Evans

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