It is being reported that an Iomax Archangel counter-insurgency aircraft operated by the United Arab Emirates has crashed off the coast of Yemen, with the loss of one aircrew. Initial reports suggest that the aircraft crashed into the sea due to technical difficulties with the pilot losing his life and the WSO surviving with minor injuries.
The Archangel is a highly modified Air Tractor AT-802 crop dusting aircraft used for counter insurgency missions. It has been heavily used during the UAE's military campaign in Yemen.
UAE Air Force Air Tractor AT-802U N2904Q on delivery through Malta Luqa (2013)