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Philippine Ambassador Hjayceelyn Quintana, embassy officers and Abu Dhabi Police officials joined Sacramento’s relatives and colleagues in sending off the remains of the Filipino ambulance nurse.

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Remains of Filipino nurse killed in Abu Dhabi air ambulance plane crash flown home

 

DUBAI – The remains of a Filipino nurse who was killed in an air ambulance plane crash in Abu Dhabi have been flown home to the Philippines.

The casket containing the body of Joel Que Sacramento was loaded onto an Etihad cargo flight bound for Manila on Tuesday evening (October 12).

Philippine Ambassador Hjayceelyn Quintana, embassy officers and Abu Dhabi Police officials joined Sacramento’s relatives and colleagues in sending off the remains of the Filipino ambulance nurse.

Sacramento, 39, was among four people killed when their helicopter ambulance crashed in the Al Wathba area on October 2.

The medical team members were on the way to rescuing victims of a road accident when the helicopter crashed, killing two pilots, a doctor and Sacramento.

Abu Dhabi Police identified the other victims as Lieutenant Colonel Pilot Khamis Saeed Al Holi, Lieutenant Pilot Nasser Mohammed Al Rashedi and doctor Shahid Farouk Gulam.

Officials of Abu Dhabi Police spoke highly of Sacramento and his work as ambulance nurse in the UAE capital.

Sacramento’s remains are expected to be flown to his final resting place in Zamboanga in the Philippines where his family resides.

In coordination with the Philippine Embassy and Philippine Overseas Labour Office-Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, the Abu Dhabi Police has extended full assistance in the repatriation of Sacramento’s remains. ICA/Expat Media


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