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Dubai plane crash kills four including three Britons

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DUBAI: A small plane crashed near Dubai International Airport on Thursday, killing four people including three Britons.

The crash, which temporarily halted some flights in and out of the busy regional hub, killed three Britons and a South African on board the four-seater Diamond DA62, said the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.

The UK registered plane was reportedly on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport when it crashed about 5 kilometers south of the airport due to a mechanical fault.

“All operations at the Dubai airport are running smoothly after a slight delay and diversion of some flights as a precautionary measure to ensure security following a minor incident involving a small plane,” the media office said.