A United Parcel Service, one of the biggest package delivery services in the world, owned cargo plane crashed on Friday at the outskirts of Dubai and the two crew members on board are afraid to have been killed. An official from the UAE civil aviation authorities said that the plane crashed due to technical problem during an attempt to land at the Airport.
The General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates released a statement that the government already facilitated an investigation to determine the circumstances that lead to the crash.
Kristen Petrella, a spokeswoman for UPS said that the plane, a Boeing 747-400 that was on its way to Cologne, Germany, crashed around 8:00 PM; UPS has not officially confirmed the casualty fugue, but they did expressed condolences for the families in a statement:
“This incident is very unfortunate and we will do everything we can to find the cause. Our thoughts go out to the crew members involved in the incident and their families.”
Several conflicting accounts of where exactly the plane crashed have surfaced: the state news agency in Dubai, known as Wam, said that the plane crashed in an unoccupied area, somewhere in the desert; while the Professional Pilots Rumour Network have suggested that the plane went down in an area called the “Silicon Oasis”; lastly, local reports are saying that the landed to a busy highway intersection just a stone throw away from the Dubai International Airport.
Meanwhile, eye-witnesses have stated that when the UPS Boeing 747-400 landed on the Nad al-Sheba military camp, it was already on fire.