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United Arab Emirates military plane crashes during training, killing two onboard

AP , Sunday 15 May 2016
A United Arab Emirates F-16
File – A United Arab Emirates F-16 military aircraft (Photo: Reuters)

The military of the United Arab Emirates says a military aircraft has crashed during a training flight in the Gulf country, killing two onboard.

The military's general command announced the accident in a brief statement Sunday. It says the pilot and an instructor were killed.

The statement did not say what type of aircraft was involved or where or when the crash happened.

The seven-state Emirates federation has one of the Arab world's best-equipped militaries. It is part of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, and a Saudi-led force battling Shia rebels in Yemen.

Its armed forces include F-16 and Mirage 2000 fighter planes as well as several types of transport aircraft, helicopters and trainers.

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