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Two killed in UAE plane crash

The pilot and assistant died during the routine training mission

Two killed in UAE plane crash
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A UAE military plane crashed on Thursday during a regular training session, killing the pilot and assistant, state news agency WAM reported.

The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces confirmed the incident and said "competent authorities are examining the crash scene to determine the causes behind it."

In September, a UAE military helicopter crashed killing one crew member, while a training mission in June resulted in the crashing of a jet and the death of its pilot.

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