An AW139 SAR helicopter crashed while on a mission to airlift an injured man from Jebel Jais in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The helicopter reportedly crashed after hitting a 2.8km zip line cable.
A rescue helicopter crashed in Ras Al Khaimah in United Arab Emirates on Saturday evening killing all of the crew, the country’s civil aviation authority said.
“An Agusta 139 helicopter in a rescue mission crashed in Jabal Jis area in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah”, state news agency WAM quoted UAE’s Authority of Civil Aviation as saying.
The agency also added that Ras al-Khaimah governor ordered an urgent investigation into the helicopter’s crash.
Local media reported that the helicopter struck a zip line before crashing and bursting into flames. Video circulated on social media showed the helicopter spinning before it crashed into the mountain.