UAE military chopper crashes; pilot and co-pilot dead

UAE Armed Forces Military presentation at the IDEX 2013 in Abu Dhabi. (File picture for illustrative purpose)

The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces today announced the crash of a military helicopter during a routine flight over international waters, causing the death of its pilot and co-pilot.

The General Command extended deep condolences to the families of the martyrs, praying to Allah Almighty to bless their souls with mercy, grant them forgiveness in Paradise, and grant their families with patience.

The statement did not elaborate, nor did it offer any details on the type of helicopter involved.