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UAE says investigating Qaeda claim for UPS plane crash

No official link found between Al Qaeda claim and UPS plane crash.

November 6, 2010 1:23 by


The United Arab Emirates aviation authority is investigating Al Qaeda’s claim it was behind a September crash of a UPS plane in Dubai, but has found no link so far, an official said on Saturday.

“So far we have no evidence that links the UPS plane crash with a terror attack. There is no evidence of explosives on board,”Saif al-Suwaidi, director general of the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority, told Reuters by telephone.

“That does not mean we will not take this claim seriously. We are investigating the claim,” he added.

(Reporting by Praveen Menon; Writing by Tamara Walid; Editing by Elizabeth Fullerton)

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