A light aircraft has crashed three miles south of Dubai International Airport killing four people on board, UAE authorities have confirmed. The four-seat DA42 plane had three Britons and a South African on board. The aircraft was owned by Flight Calibration Services, a firm which flies staff around the world to inspect and calibrate navigation aids. The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has started an investigation. According to local media reports, the plane came down at approximately 19:30 local time, killing a pilot, a co-pilot and two passengers. Flights were delayed and diverted as Dubai airport was closed for 45 minutes.

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