2 UAE pilots Lt. Pilot Saif Khalaf Saif Al Zaabi and Lt. Pilot Abdullah Ali Al Hamoudi were killed when their plane crashed during military exercises. The United Arab Emirates laid the two martyrs to rest. The two were killed when their plane crashed during joint UAE – Egyptian military exercises.
A funeral prayer was performed by Sheikh Saeed bin Saqr bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Chairman of the Ruler’s Office in Khorfakkan and Sheikh Haitham bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Deputy Chairman of the Ruler’s Office in Kalba, senior armed forces officers and citizens for Lt. Pilot Saif Khalaf Saif Al Zaabi. The other martyr was laid to rest in Al Tuwaieen area after a funeral prayer performed by Major General Saif Musabah Al Musafri, Chief of Operations, at the GHQ of the UAE Armed Forces, senior officers and citizens.