A rescue helicopter has crashed in Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah and its crew passengers were killed. The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced the crash of Agusta 139 helicopter during a rescue mission next to Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah.
Jebel Jais is located in Ras Al Khaimah and is the highest mountain of the UAE. This is a popular tourist destination where residents and visitors drive up to the mountain. This is also where the world’s longest zip line can be found.
The crash took place at about 5.50 pm on Saturday.
— WAM News / English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) December 29, 2018
Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah: Rescue Helicopter Crashes Killing Crew Passengers
RAK Ruler Orders Immediate Investigation
In a statement release by WAM news agency, H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has ordered immediate investigation into the crash of a rescue helicopter next to Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah and the death of its crew.
H.H. Sheikh Saud has also ordered a comprehensive investigation into the safety and security arrangements and measures followed in the incident venue to identify the causes behind the crash.
World’s Longest Zip Line Flights Cancelled Until Further Notice
Toroverde UAE has posted on their Twitter account that the Jebel Jais Mountain Park and access road have been closed until further notice. Also, all the World’s Longest Zipline’s flights are cancelled until further notice.
All the World’s Longest Zipline’s flights are cancelled until further notice and we will be in direct contact with all our customers by phone immediately. Thank you for your understanding.
— Toroverde UAE (@toroverde_uae) December 29, 2018