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7Dnews London - AFP

Thu, 16 May 2019 20:39 GMT

All operations at Dubai airport are running smoothly after "a slight delay and diversion of some flights as a precautionary measure" following the crash of a four-seat plan near the airport on Thursday May 16th.

The plan was on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems, AFP said Thursday citing the Emirati WAM news agency.

“All crew members, three British, and one South African, killed," WAM said.

The UK-registered Diamond Aircraft went down five kilometres (three miles) south of the international hub, WAM said, citing civil aviation authorities, AFP has reported.

An earlier report by the emirate's government media office said the pilot and co-pilot of a small plane had been killed.

The aircraft, owned by US tech giant Honeywell, crashed due to a technical malfunction, it said.

Dubai's international airport is one of the world's busiest aviation hubs.

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