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    Class 1 fatal accident

    OFFICIAL STATEMENT
    December 11, 2009: Dubai (UAE): Officials of the UIM and WPPA regret to announce the tragic deaths of pilots Mohammad Al Mehairi from the UAE and Jean-Marc Sanchez of France following a racing accident today during race one of the Dubai Grand Prix, the final round of the Class 1 World Powerboat Championship.

    The two pilots, representing the Dubai Victory Team, were involved in a high-speed crash during the early stages of the race at the Dubai International Marine Club.

    Safety personnel attended to both pilots at the scene. They were subsequently airlifted to a local hospital, where all efforts to resuscitate them were in vain.

    The Victory Team, UIM, WPPA, DIMC and IOTA pass on their deepest condolences to the families of both pilots.

    As a mark of respect to both pilots and their families the event organisers have cancelled tomorrow’s race and all event activities.


    http://www.class-1.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=882
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    http://www.victoryteam.ae/news_detail.asp?id=83

    Film from the accident.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPB4bPid8YE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihnqcXiHA1E (Turn sound off, film from Dubai TV) Really ugly accident. The boat is really badly damaged and it looks like it took a very long to get them out of the boat. R.I.P. Victory 1
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    Thats terrible news. My condolences to both families.

    Any news on what happened?


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    Very sad

    Condolences to the families and friends. Sad to say, But they died doing something they loved, can't ask for a better way to go. May they continue enjoying racing in the soft clouds up above.
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    Condolences to friends and family
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUSHWACKER View Post
    Condolences to the families and friends. Sad to say, But they died doing something they loved, can't ask for a better way to go. May they continue enjoying racing in the soft clouds up above.

    Agreed
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    Sorry to hear of the accident resulting in the deaths...

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    Bad news for sure especially just before Christmas. Prayers sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Power View Post
    Thats terrible news. My condolences to both families.

    Any news on what happened?
    The blew it over...landed on the canopy..theres pictures on Offshroeonly. Its a tragedy my deepest condolences out to everyone involved
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    I'm sorry...prayers sent!

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