Helicopter crashes on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah

Two passengers are injured as aircraft is involved in accident while trying to take off

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

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.

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Posted by: Kifah Elmousa

I hope that everyone to be will soon and to come out of it in good health.

I feel so sorry for such thing specially that my Kids and I loved the ride and the professional pilots that company has specially Steve, he is great pilot.

All the good wishes for them.

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