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Small plane crashes in Dubai killing three Britons, one South African: statement

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 17:  Skyline of Dubai, with skyscrapers Burj Khalifa (828m), Princess Tower, 23 Marina, W Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai 1 + 2, Emirates Office Tower, The Torch, seen from departure of a Airbus A380 at Dubai International Airport on December 17, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images) © 2016 EyesWideOpen DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 17: Skyline of Dubai, with skyscrapers Burj Khalifa (828m), Princess Tower, 23 Marina, W Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai 1 + 2, Emirates Office Tower, The Torch, seen from departure of a Airbus A380 at Dubai International Airport on December 17, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images) DUBAI (Reuters) - A small plane crashed south of Dubai airport killing three Britons and one South African, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement on Thursday.

The four-seat plane, a DA42 registered in the United Kingdom, was on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport, the statement said.

An investigation is underway. Air traffic at the airport has returned to normal, it said.

(Reporting By Ahmed Tolba, writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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