Four UAE soldiers dead after helicopter crashes in Yemen due to technical fault
The General Command of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Armed Forces confirmed that four of its soldiers died on Friday after their helicopter was hit by a technical fault, causing an emergency landing and hitting the ground.
“The Armed Forces confirm the martyrdom of four of its brave soldiers, namely Captain Ahmad Khalifa Al Balushi, Lieutenant / 1 Pilot Jassem Saleh Al Zaabi, and the Undersecretary. Muhammad Sa'id al-Hassani and Samir Muhammad Murad Abu Bakr,” a statement on UAE’s WAM news agency read.
The four soldiers were killed while carrying out their normal duties in Shabwa governorate in Yemen when their helicopter was hit by a technical fault, causing an emergency landing which resulted in a crash.
Spokesperson for the coalition fighting to restore legitimacy in Yemen, Turki al-Maliki, has earlier confirmed that an alliance combat helicopters suffered a technical defect while returning from am inland mission inside Yemeni territories.