UPS plane crashes in Dubai

2010-09-03 19:35
Dubai - A UPS cargo plane crashed on Friday outside Dubai, officials said. There was no immediate word on casualties.

The plane went down near a busy highway intersection about 16km south-east of Dubai's international airport, but the state news agency WAM reported the crash occurred in an unpopulated desert area, suggesting there may not have been casualties on the ground.

UPS, a global package delivery company and freight service based in Atlanta, confirmed in a statement that one of its cargo planes had been involved in an accident in Dubai and said it was working to obtain more details.

An Associated Press photographer saw smoke rising from the crash site, which was shielded by the highway by walls. Migrant labourers from a nearby camp gathered along the roadside to watch.

In October 2009, a Sudanese Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed in the desert outside Dubai, killing six crew members.

Emirati regulators have banned the plane's Sudanese owner, Azza Transport, from operating in the country.

- AP
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