SAR-Configured AW139 Crashes At UAE

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  • 05:30 PM, December 31, 2018
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SAR-Configured AW139 Crashes At UAE
AW139 (image:Leonardo)

A Leonardo AW139, belonging to the UAE's (United Arab Emirates) National Search and Rescue Center crashed after being clipped by the world’s longest zip-line on the Jebel Jais mountain located at Ras Al Khaimah on Saturday.

All four crew members are killed, country's National Search and Rescue Centre said.

The crash took place during a rescue mission to pick up an injured patient on the Jebel Jais at around 5.50 PM local time, state-run WAM news agency reported Saturday.

Videos posted online show the helicopter diving into a tailspin before crashing and bursting into flames in the valley of a rocky mountain.