GCAA denies rumour of another Dubai plane crash

By Sheena Amos

ABU DHABI 22 May 2019: The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has dismissed as fake news the rumours circulating on social media about yesterday’s plane crash in Dubai, ensuring that this news is misleading and untrue.

The authority stressed that it is the sole authenticated source of information related to aviation sector in the country.

This came in a statement issued by GCAA, which reads as follows, “The General Civil Aviation Authority, denies the fake news of a plane crash in Dubai, which is being circulated through social media, and ensures that this news is misleading and not true, therefore, GCAA calls the public to not to circulate these rumors through social media, and confirms that GCAA is the only source of any information concerning the field of aviation.”

Small DA42 plane crashes in Dubai: GCAA

On 16th May, a UK-registered small DA42 plane crashed three miles to the south of Dubai International Airport, killing four people on board, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) had announced.

The four-seat plane crashed while on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport, with all crew members, three British, and one South African, killed, said the GCAA in a statement.

An investigation team from the GCAA arrived at the scene of the crash.

The GCAA said air traffic at the airport is back to normal, adding that it will continue the investigation and provide updates on the progress.

Honeywell Statement

“We are deeply saddened by the news that a small, chartered plane crashed in Dubai yesterday evening and our heartfelt condolences are with the victims’ families. A Honeywell employee was among the four victims. The plane was not owned or operated by Honeywell but by a third party engaged by Honeywell.”