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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 22 January 2019

Fujairah Ruler offers condolences to family of helicopter crash pilot 

Saqr Saeed Al Yamahi was one of four men who died when their search and rescue helicopter crashed into the mountainside in Ras al Khaimah

The Ruler of Fujairah has offered his condolences to the family of Saqr Saeed Al Yamahi, who died in a helicopter crash during a rescue mission at Jebel Jais on Saturday.

Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi visited the mourning majlis in Al Qurayyah, Fujairah, accompanied by Sheikh Maktoum bin Hamad Al Sharqi, and Mohammed Saeed Al Dhanhani, director of the Fujairah Emiri Diwan.

Pilot Mr Al Yamahi was one of four men who died when their search and rescue helicopter crashed into the mountainside in Ras al Khaimah. He was buried on Tuesday following prayers at Saeed Matar Al Kaabi Mosque in Al Qurayyah, Fujairah.

The crew are believed to have been attempting the rescue of an Indian national who had suffered injuries in a fall.

The aircraft is thought to have struck the world's longest zip line ride, operated by the adventure company Toroverde.

The ride remains shut but will reopen “very soon” according to the operator of the zip line, Toroverde.

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Updated: January 3, 2019 10:28 AM

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