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Emiratis killed in plane crash in Egypt

Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident involving a military aircraft

Emiratis killed in plane crash in Egypt
Photo for illustrative purpose only. (AFP/Getty Images)

Two Egyptian military officers and two from the United Arab Emirates were killed on Wednesday when their plane crashed during a joint exercise in Egypt, official reports said.

Egypt's military spokesman said in a statement a technical failure caused the crash at 1900 local time.

The UAE's state news agency also reported the four deaths.

WAM said authorities were investigating the cause of the accident.

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