Gyrocopter crashes off Dubai for unknown reasons

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By WAM  www.emirates247.com

A gyrocopter crashed into the sea in Dubai today afternoon for unknown reasons during the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015, organisers of the multi-descipline event announced.

A gyrocopter flies over Dubai during the World Air Games 2015 on December 9. (AFP)
A gyrocopter flies over Dubai during the World Air Games 2015 on December 9. (AFP)

“For unknown reasons the gyrocopter fell into the water at Skydive Dubai Palm Dropzone,” the World Air Games Organising Committee said in a statement.

It said the pilot of the small aircraft who was involved in the incident “may have sustained injuries, the extent of which are presently unknown, and was taken to hospital for medical care.”

The World Air Games, organised by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), is currently taking place at SkyDive Dubai. More info

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