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An Egyptian military plane crashed on Wednesday during Egypt-United Arab Emirates (UAE) joint military drill,

An Egyptian military plane crashed on Wednesday during Egypt-United Arab Emirates (UAE) joint military drill, killing two Egyptian and two UAE officers, state-run Nile TV reported.

Egypt’s military spokesperson was quoted as saying that the crash happened at 7 p.m., and a technical failure should be the cause.

The UAE armed forces said that authorities were investigating the reasons behind the incident.

Egypt and the UAE started a joint military drill on December 11, the latest in a series of training between the two countries.

The UAE was among the first Arab countries to welcome the ouster by the military of elected president Mohamed Morsi last year.

In September, six army soldiers were killed and one injured after a military transport aircraft crashed in Fayoum Governorate, south of Cairo.

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