Four dead in plane crash at world's busiest airport

Deadly plane crash brings world's busiest airport to halt

Four dead in plane crash at world's busiest airport

It added that an "accident involving a small plane with four passengers occurred".

The UK-registered aircraft is owned by Flight Calibration Services Ltd based in Kent.

The Foreign Office said in a statement: "We are working closely with the Emirati authorities following reports of a small aircraft crash in Dubai".

Flight Calibration Services Limited was hired by United States company Honeywell to carry out work on navigation aids, such as radars and landing systems, at the airport, according to the BBC. "The relevant teams are on the scene".

Two persons including the pilot died after a small plane crashed near Dubai International Airport here on Thursday May 16.

In November, Flight Calibration Services announced that it had signed a contract to work on the airport's "navaids", the beacons... "The plane was not owned or operated by Honeywell but by a third party engaged by Honeywell".

Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest by international passenger traffic, was closed between 7.36pm and 8.22pm local time before reopening, said Dubai Airports. On Friday morning, police and flight investigators continued to work at the crash site.

An investigation team from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) arrived at the scene of the crash.

The transit hub put other planes in a holding pattern over the Gulf and over land near the airport, reported The National.

Dubai International is now operating as a reduced capacity due to works on one of its runways.

Dubai International Airport said in a statement on Twitter operations were suspended for 46 minutes.

The city-state's last major aircraft incident happened on August 3, 2016.

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