Alenia Aermacchi M-346 crashes in UAE

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A prototype Alenia Aermacchi M-346 trainer has crashed in the United Arab Emirates during its return journey to Italy after the Dubai air show.

"The crew successfully ejected from the aircraft, and no serious injuries were reported," said Alenia. "The causes of the accident are currently being investigated."

The manufacturer has set up an internal investigation committee, and its representatives are co-operating with local authorities through the Italian embassy in the UAE.