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Timeline: Watersports accidents in the UAE
Here's a list of fatal watersports accidents that have happened in the UAE
- Gulf News Report
- Published: 10:34 December 12, 2009
December 11, 2009
Mohammad Bin Majid Al Muhairi and Jean-Marc Sanchez died in an accident during the 2009 UIM/WPPA Class One World Powerboat Championship in the UAE
May 11, 2009
Mohammad Al Qamzi was a dedicated X-Cat pilot racing with the Abu Dhabi Racing Team in the World X-Cat Powerboat series when he was involved in an accident during the fourth round of the championship held at the DIMC.
December 20, 2002
Vincenzo Polli, a relative rookie to the spectacular world of F1 powerboat racing, died at the age of 37 following an ill-fated accident in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
October 28, 2001
Latvian driver Viktor Kunitch sustained head injuries after colliding with three other boats in the first lap of the UIM 2001 Championship race held at the Abu Dhabi Breakwater area.
March 2, 1997
Shaikh Khalid Al Sabah, Kuwaiti prince died after his head hit the boat's deck after it turned over several times in the air during an international powerboat race in Abu Dhabi.
August 25, 1995
Hamed Buhaleeba, one of the UAE's most successful sportsmen, died in an accident during the World Class 2 and 3 powerboat championships. He was driving the 32-foot Dubai Victory catamaran, Victory 1, when it overturned off England's southern coast near Ryde, Isle of Wight.
April 16, 1993
John Hill, a veteran of powerboat racing died when his Burgess Catamaran flipped and overturned as was he taking his 30th lap at the second round of the UIM World Formula One Grand Prix at Abu Dhabi Breakwater.
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