• Body of Ahmed Ben Zayed al-Nahayan found after Microlight Crash



    RABAT - The body of Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi, victim Friday of a microlight crash near Rabat, was found Tuesday morning, according to investigators .

    Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al-Nahayan was the brother of Sheikh Khalifah bin Zayed al-Nahayan, head of the emirate of Abu Dhabi and President of the Confederation of United Arab Emirates (UAE), which includes seven Gulf states, rich in oil.
    Ahmed Ben Zayed al-Nahayan was victim of an ULM accident (ultralight motorized) Friday in the Valley of Bouregreg above a lake whose waters feed the vast region of Rabat.
    The pilot of the aircraft, a Spanish national, had been rescued safely Friday and evacuated to a clinic in Rabat where he was still hospitalized Tuesday.
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    1. Condorman's Avatar
      Condorman -
      Anyone find news on what aircraft they were flying in? My collegues out there told me yesterday one of the Sheikhs had died and there was a three day mourning however i didn't know it was a plane crash until today...very sad.
    1. GA AVIATOR's Avatar
      GA AVIATOR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Condorman View Post
      Anyone find news on what aircraft they were flying in? My collegues out there told me yesterday one of the Sheikhs had died and there was a three day mourning however i didn't know it was a plane crash until today...very sad.
      Rumoured to be a Sinus Motorglider
    1. Kestutis's Avatar
      Kestutis -
      Quote Originally Posted by GA AVIATOR View Post
      Rumoured to be a Sinus Motorglider
      Polish source says it was a trike ... http://lotniczapolska.pl/Znaleziono-cialo-szejka,12618

      The trike and lucky Spanish pilot were rescued ...