United Arab Emirates crew members killed in military plane crash during training mission

The United Arab Emirates' state news agency says two crew members have been killed in the crash of a military training aircraft.

Official news agency WAM said Thursday that the crash happened during a routine training mission and killed the pilot and co-pilot.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash. No details were given on the type of aircraft involved.

The United Arab Emirates is a Western-allied federation of seven Gulf sheikdoms that includes Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Its armed forces include American-made F-16 and French-built Mirage fighters, Apache helicopters and various types of training aircraft.