20:33 GMT01 December 2020
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    Dubai Airport (DXB) in the United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s busiest, has suspended all arrivals and departures due to a small plane crash, the Dubai Media Office reported.

    "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", the Dubai Media Office announced.

    According to the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, three Britons and one South African were killed in the plane crash.

    READ MORE: Small Plane Crashes in Canada's British Columbia, 3 People Killed — Reports

    The four-seat plane, a DA42 registered in the United Kingdom, was on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority's statement said.

    An investigation into the incident is underway.


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