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The American spy plane U-2 crashed in the UAE

June 23 2005

The agency will confirm that an American spy plane U-2 crashed on Wednesday in the UAE.

Airplane crashed while attempting to land on one of the air bases of the country, the pilot was killed, "the agency said.

UAE agency points out that "the United States are associated with the UAE an agreement which allows the use of certain military installations of the state."

The plane was returning from a mission in Afghanistan to a military base Al-Dufrene near Abu Dhabi. At this air base since 2002, U.S. planes based in the U.S. military operation "Enduring Freedom".

The composition of the U.S. Air Force Wing, based at the base, but the U-2, includes, according to media reports, refueling tankers and unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, reports RIA Novosti.

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