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AL AIN, United Arab Emirates, (AP) – The top civil aviation official in the United Arab Emirates says investigators are looking into possible defects on a 1940s-era plane that crashed two days ago, killing four Americans aboard.

The director general of the UAE’s Civil Aviation Authority, Saif al-Suwaidi, also says that human error has not been ruled out in Sunday’s crash in Al Ain, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Abu Dhabi.

The aircraft — built in 1946 and reportedly modified in recent decades — went down shortly after takeoff, killing all four people on board.

Al-Suwaidi says the plane was in good condition and fully certified but that investigators Tuesday were examining possible defects because of the plane’s age and upgrades.

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