UAE | Emergencies Helicopter crash on Palm Jumeirah in Dubai


By Basma Al Jandaly, Community and Crime Correspondent

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

Of the two people on board one is said to be critical, the other has sustained moderate injuries. Both have been rushed to hospital on police rescue helicopters. Their nationalities have not been identified yet.

Concerned authorities are investigating the incident, and the area has been sealed off.

The incident caused massive traffic jams on the Palm.

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

It is not known exactly where on the Palm the crash took place.

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