UAE helicopter crashes in Yemen
Helicopters of the UAE armed forces fly during a military show at the opening of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the Emirati capital on February 22, 2015. (AFP)
The pilot and copilot of a United Arab Emirates military helicopter have been killed after their aircraft crashed in Yemen.
According to a statement released by the UAE’s armed forces’ general command, the chopper went down on Monday while taking part in the Saudi-led military operations against the crisis-hit country. The statement did not specify the type of helicopter or the circumstances and location of the incident.
But, according to witnesses quoted by AFP, the crash took place in the southern port city of Aden.
On Sunday, another UAE chopper went down in international waters, killing all its passengers in an incident which the general command referred to as "a routine sortie over international waters," without giving further information.