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British pilot flying over Dubai police chief’s house fined

Man accused of flying illegally without proper permit from concerned authorities.

British pilot flying over Dubai police chief’s house fined
POLICE CHIEF: The pilot was intercepted by a Dubai Police patrol while flying over the Dubai Police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamims house.(Getty Images)

A British pilot who was intercepted by a police patrol while flying over the Dubai Police chief’s house in Jumeirah last month was fined AED3,000 ($817), according to a report.On Sunday, the emirate’s Misdemeanors Court fined the man, who was accused of flying illegally an ultra-light plane without obtaining a proper permit from the authorities concerned, newswire AFP said.

According to the newswire, a British professor and a Hungarian salesman were acquitted of forging and using that flying permit issued from Emirates Aviation Association (EAA).

The pilot was intercepted by a police patrol in January as he was flying the small aircraft at a very low altitude above beachgoers in Jumeirah, it added.

AFP reported that the police officer had doubts about the flying permit, issued from EAA, which was produced by the engineer upon interrogation.

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