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UAE: 2 air crew killed in military training crash

Updated Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 | 6:35 a.m.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' state news agency says two crew members have been killed in the crash of a military training aircraft.

Official news agency WAM said Thursday that the crash happened during a routine training mission and killed the pilot and co-pilot.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash. No details were given on the type of aircraft involved.

The United Arab Emirates is a Western-allied federation of seven Gulf sheikdoms that includes Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Its armed forces include American-made F-16 and French-built Mirage fighters, Apache helicopters and various types of training aircraft.