Dubai plane crash that killed 4 ‘followed others too close’

Dubai International Airport. (Shutterstock)
Updated 23 June 2019

Dubai plane crash that killed 4 ‘followed others too close’

  • The report says the aircraft failed to keep the “minimum separation” between it and large jets landing at the airport
  • The plane crashed some 8 kilometers (5 miles) southeast of the airport in Mushrif Park near Dubai’s water reservoirs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Experts investigating a fatal airplane crash that killed four people working on improvements at Dubai International Airport say the aircraft involved had followed too close to other larger planes just before the crash.
A preliminary report released Sunday by the United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority focused on the May 16 crash of a Diamond DA62 aircraft flown by contractors working on the project.
The report says the aircraft failed to keep the “minimum separation” between it and large jets landing at the airport. It also says that there was “inconsistency” by air traffic controllers in warning the small plane about turbulence from landing aircraft.
The plane crashed some 8 kilometers (5 miles) southeast of the airport in Mushrif Park near Dubai’s water reservoirs.


Tunisia PM designate will form a technocrat government without political parties

Updated 46 min 27 sec ago

Tunisia PM designate will form a technocrat government without political parties

  • Mechichi said he will form a technocrat government without political parties

TUNIS: Tunisia prime minister designate Hichem Mechichi said on Monday he will form a technocrat government without political parties, due to the disagreement between parties in the north Africa country.
Mechichi’s decision will likely put him in confrontation with the moderate Islamist Ennahda Party, the largest party in Parliament, which announced its rejection of a government without political parties.

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