Helicopter crash on Palm Jumeirah in Dubai

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By Basma Al Jandaly  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: A private helicopter with two people on board crashed while taking off from Atlantis on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai on Wednesday, police sources have confirmed.

     Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News     Police and ambulances at the crash site
Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News Police and ambulances at the crash site

Of the two people on board one is said to be critical, the other has sustained moderate injuries. Both were airlifted to Rashid Hospital.

Police said the crash happened just before noon causing massive traffic jams on the Palm.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and helicopters rushing to the scene of the incident.

Twitter user Corinne, tweeting from @corinnedaze, wrote: “A stack of police cars driving very fast drove past our place.”

A second tweet said: “Definitely something happening. Don’t know what!” More info