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17:15  31 may  2019
17:15  31 may  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Former RAF Wing Commander named as Dubai plane crash victim . 20 May 2019. UAE 's aviation regulator denies rumoured plane crash near Two other British people and a South African were aboard the UK-registered DA42 plane . On Monday, former RAF wing commander David Phillips was

A former RAF Wing Commander has been named as one of the four people killed in a light aircraft crash near Dubai International Airport last week. According to UK media reports, David Phillips served as an air traffic control examiner and had more than 3,000 hours of flying experience.

UAE plane crash victim named as former RAF man © Getty Christopher Stone died in the crash. Pic: Family of Chris Stone One of three Britons who died in a light aircraft crash in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been named as former RAF man Christopher Stone.

Mr Stone was killed along with three other people on 16 May when their light aircraft crashed near Dubai International Airport.

The Foreign Office is supporting Mr Stone's family, as well as the family of two other Britons who died in the crash. A South African person also died.

UAE plane crash victim named as former RAF man © Other A plane similar to the one involved. Pic: Dubai Media Office

In a statement, Mr Stone's family said: "Chris was a lovely person, always laughing and smiling. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him."

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David Phillips served as an air traffic control examiner and had more than 3,000 hours of flying experience. A former RAF Wing Commander has been named as one of the four people killed in a light aircraft crash near Dubai International Airport last week.

Dubai: Two of the four victims from last Thursday's plane crash in Mushrif Park were named as British nationals Former colleagues of Phillips from 83 Squadron Air Training Corps said: "It's with a heavy heart that Our staff are in contact with UAE authorities.” The South African Embassy added: “We at

They said at the age of 16 Mr Stone joined the Royal Air Force and spent much of his life in or around aeroplanes.

They continued: "After leaving the RAF he continued to work in this field. His travelling led him to settle down in Malaysia where he leaves behind his beloved daughter Iesha, of whom he was immensely proud.

UAE plane crash victim named as former RAF man © Other Mr Stone leaves behind a daughter. Pic: Family of Chris Stone

"The family is devastated by what has happened and are struggling to come to terms with the fact that we will never see Chris again.

"United in grief, we send our love to the other families involved and like them, we ask for the chance to mourn in peace.

"We miss you so much Chris.

"God Bless!"

UAE plane crash victim named as former RAF man © Other Chris Stone joined the RAF aged 16. Pic: Family of Chris Stone The four-seater Diamond DA42, registered in the UK, had been involved in upgrading a runway and was used to "calibrate the approach systems", the airport said.

The plane is registered to Flight Calibrations Service Ltd, based in Shoreham in West Sussex, the AP news agency reported.

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