A private helicopter with two people on board crashed while taking off from Palm Jumeirah in Dubai on Wednesday, officials have confirmed.
The passengers sustained moderate to critical injuries, Dubai Media Office reported on Twitter.
“Police rescue helicopters moved the two injured persons to Rashid Hospital and the concerned authorities are investigating the incident,” it said.
According to media reports, the area was sealed off.
“This explains the sirens. Hope the people involved are ok,” tweeted resident Ashley Griffiths.