Helicopter crash on Palm Dubai

Private aircraft reportedly crashed taking off from Palm Jumeirah

A private helicopter with two people on board has reportedly crashed while taking off from the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

According to the official Dubai Media office Twitter account two people "sustained moderate to critical injuries" and were transferred to hospital.

"A private helicopter with two people on board has crashed while taking off from Palm Jumeirah," the official Dubai Media office had previously tweeted.

"Police rescue helicopters moved the two injured persons to Rashid Hospital & the concerned authorities are investigatingthe incident," Dubai Media tweeted.

Eyewitnesses on Twitter reported seeing fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and helicopters rushing to the scene of the incident, local media reports added.

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