The department of international relations and co-operation (Dirco) on Friday said it was in contact with the family of the South African who died in a small-plane crash south of Dubai on Thursday evening.
The South African is one of four people killed in the crash. His identity has not been made public.
“We are aware of the incident and we are in contact with the family. We are providing them with support and they will make the announcement once they are ready‚” Dirco spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya told TimesLIVE on Friday.
Flights were reportedly delayed and diverted as the airport was closed for 45 minutes.
The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement that the four-seater plane‚ a DA42 registered in the UK‚ was on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport.
Government of Dubai Media Office: All operations at the Dubai airport are running smoothly after a slight delay and diversion of some flights as a precautionary measure to ensure security following a minor incident involving a small plane.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 16, 2019
By: Iavan Pijoos
Source: TMG Digital.