A private helicopter with two people on board has reportedly crashed while taking off from the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.
The incident took place at the Atlantis hotel and one of the passengers is said to be seriously injured. A statement issued by Dubai Media Office on Wednesday said: "A private helicopter with two people on board has crashed while taking off from Palm Jumeirah, they sustained moderate to critical injuries."
It added that both passengers have been taken to Rashid Hospital by police helicopter and authorities have sealed off the accident area for investigations to begin.
Eyewitnesses on Twitter reported seeing fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and helicopters rushing to the scene of the incident, the report added.