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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

Emirati pilot killed as plane crashes in Yemen

Second Lieutenant Sultan Mohamed Ali Al Naqbi was serving as part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's Operation Restoring Hope

An Emirati pilot died when his plane crashed in Yemen, the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces said on Monday.

Second Lieutenant Sultan Mohamed Ali Al Naqbi was killed when the aircraft crashed due to a technical failure, national news agency Wam reported.

He was serving as part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's Operation Restoring Hope.

The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces offer its condolences to the family of the martyr, "praying to Almighty Allah to rest his soul in eternal peace and bestow solace on his family", Wam reported.

On Monday, the armed forces also announced the death of First Sergeant Naser Gharib Al Mazrouei.

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