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UAE fighter pilot dies in jet crash near Dibba

UAE Air Force pilot dies during a training session in the country.
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A jet from the UAE Air Force crashed during a training session on Tuesday evening, killing the pilot. Lieutenant Suhail Mubarak Al Dhahery died after the jet came down near Dibba, on the UAE’s Indian Ocean coast, according to WAM.

No further details of the incident were disclosed.

In April this year, a UAE F-16 jet crashed on landing at an airbase in southern Italy after completing a transfer flight from another base. On that occasion, the pilot ejected safely.

The UAE agreed in March to supply several planes to help enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.

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