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World's longest zipline in UAE closed after chopper crash, 4 dead

Web Report/Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on December 30, 2018
Worlds longest zipline in UAE closed after chopper crash, 4 dead

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Jebel Jais Mountain Park, access road have been closed until further notice.

The world's longest zipline has cancelled all flights after a tragic helicopter crash in Ras Al Khaimah's Jebel Jais mountains on Saturday.

According to a statement issued by the developers, Toroverde, all zipline flights have been cancelled until further notice due to a 'very serious incident' on the mountain. Jebel Jais Mountain Park and access road have been closed until further notice, in order to give the emergency services the access they need.

Earlier on Saturday, four crew members lost their lives after their rescue helicopter crashed into Jebel Jais. It hit a zipline before crashing and bursting into flames.

The three Emiratis onboard have been identified as Humaid Al Zaabi, Saqr Al Yamahi and Jassim Al Tunaiji. The fourth was a South African paramedic identified as Mark T. Al Zaabi, who hailed from Al Salehia area in Ras Al Khaimah, was leading the rescue team.

Eyewitnesses said the tragic mishap took place around 6.30pm on Saturday.

Read full statement here:

'Toroverde Ras Al Khaimah regrets to inform that there has been a very serious incident on the Mountain, and due to this incident, Jebel Jais Mountain Park and access road have been closed until further notice, in order to give the Emergency services the access they need.

All the World's Longest Zipline's flights are cancelled until further notice and we will be in direct contact with all our customers by phone immediately.
Thank you for your understanding.'


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