A plane has crashed at Dubai Airport, killing all four on-board

Planes holding over the Gulf and close to DXB. Flight Radar

Planes holding over the Gulf and close to DXB. Flight Radar

A small plane involved in work on a runway at Dubai International Airport crashed, killing four people and halting traffic at the world's busiest airport for international travel for almost an hour.

A small plane involved in upgrading a runway at Dubai International Airport crashed Thursday night, killing four people and halting traffic at the world's busiest airport for international travel for almost an hour.

The four-seater DA42 plane, registered in the United Kingdom, was calibrating terrestrial navigation systems.

That aircraft is registered to Flight Calibration Services Ltd, based in Shoreham, West Sussex, according to Flight Radar.

A spokesman said: "We are working closely with the Emirati authorities following reports of a small aircraft crash in Dubai".

Flights were halted for 46 minutes on Thursday from 7.36pm to 8.22pm (local time).

An investigation team from the GCAA arrived at the scene of the crash.

The crash caused delays at the airport, the emirate's government media office said, however operations are now believed to be back on track.

Dubai International is now operating at a reduced capacity because of ongoing work to one of its runways.

Flights were delayed and diverted as the airport - one of the world's busiest, based on worldwide passenger traffic - was closed for 45 minutes.

Camera IconDubai International Airport from outer space.

"An accident involving a small plane with four passengers occurred resulting in the death of the pilot and his assistant".

In a statement, Honeywell said: "We are deeply saddened by today's plane crash in Dubai, and our heartfelt condolences are with the victims" families.

'The plane was not owned or operated by Honeywell but by a third party engaged by Honeywell.

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