Muscat: A Royal Air Force Oman navigator died when the helicopter he was in crash-landed in Musanaa, military officials have confirmed.
The crash happened yesterday evening (Monday) at the air force base, a spokesman for the force said.
A senior official at the Ministry of Defence said: "One of the helicopters of the Royal Air Force of Oman, model NH 90, while performing a regular training task, crash-landed this evening. The accident resulted in the death of the navigator and minor injuries to the two pilots of the helicopter.
'The Royal Air Force of Oman sends its condolences on the death of the navigator Hilal bin Talib bin Mohammed Al Hashmi, praying to the Almighty Allah to grant his soul with mercy and occupies it in the wide paradise and to grant his family patience."